Pressure is building on coach Ewen McKenzie after the Wallabies' loss to Argentina was described as ill-disciplined and dispirited.
New Zealand have started the hunt for a new scrumhalf who will travel with the side to the Northern Hemisphere after Tawera Kerr-Barlow suffered a crippling injury.
New Zealand media dismissed the All Blacks' loss to South Africa as a "minor blip", which confirmed the Boks will be their major threat at the World Cup.
While Duane Vermeulen has been compared to Thor, the two Springbok flyhalves could both now claim to have superhero alter egos.
While Argentina celebrated victory, Australia flyhalf Bernard Foley lashed out at laser beamers after fluffing a simple penalty in Mendoza.
Argentina dedicated their first Rugby Championship victory after 16 losses and a draw over three seasons to former star Agustin Pichot.
Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie refused to blame off-field distractions for his team's defeat to the Pumas in Mendoza.
All Black coach Steve Hansen suffered his first defeat against the Springboks, but admitted that the hosts deserved the win at Ellis Park.
Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer was a satisfied man after his side 'ticked the box' of beating the All Blacks at Ellis Park.
OPINION: Jan de Koning rates the Australian players after their shocking 17-21 loss to Argentina.