KIMBERLEY, SOUTH AFRICA - SEPTEMBER 08,  Odwa Ndungane of The Sharksduring the Absa Currie Cup match between GWK Griquas and The Sharks at GWK Park on September 08, 2012 in Kimberley, South Africa
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KIMBERLEY, SOUTH AFRICA - SEPTEMBER 08, Odwa Ndungane of The Sharksduring the Absa Currie Cup match between GWK Griquas and The Sharks at GWK Park on September 08, 2012 in Kimberley, South Africa Photo by Dirk Jacobs / Gallo Images
KIMBERLEY, SOUTH AFRICA - SEPTEMBER 08, Sbura Sithole of The Sharks during the Absa Currie Cup match between GWK Griquas and The Sharks at GWK Park on September 08, 2012 in Kimberley, South Africa
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KIMBERLEY, SOUTH AFRICA - SEPTEMBER 08, Sbura Sithole of The Sharks during the Absa Currie Cup match between GWK Griquas and The Sharks at GWK Park on September 08, 2012 in Kimberley, South Africa Photo by Dirk Jacobs / Gallo Images
KIMBERLEY, SOUTH AFRICA - SEPTEMBER 08,  Jacobus Reinach of The Sharks during the Absa Currie Cup match between GWK Griquas and The Sharks at GWK Park on September 08, 2012 in Kimberley, South Africa
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KIMBERLEY, SOUTH AFRICA - SEPTEMBER 08, Jacobus Reinach of The Sharks during the Absa Currie Cup match between GWK Griquas and The Sharks at GWK Park on September 08, 2012 in Kimberley, South Africa Photo by Dirk Jacobs / Gallo Images
PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - SEPTEMBER 08, Ruan Snyman of the Bulls launches a box-kick during the Absa Currie Cup match between Vodacom Blue Bulls and MTN Golden Lions at Loftus Versfeld on September 08, 2012 in Pretoria, South Africa
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PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - SEPTEMBER 08, Ruan Snyman of the Bulls launches a box-kick during the Absa Currie Cup match between Vodacom Blue Bulls and MTN Golden Lions at Loftus Versfeld on September 08, 2012 in Pretoria, South Africa Photo by Duif du Toit / Gallo Images
PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - SEPTEMBER 08, Jacobie Adriaanse of the Lions receives the ball during the Absa Currie Cup match between Vodacom Blue Bulls and MTN Golden Lions at Loftus Versfeld on September 08, 2012 in Pretoria, South Africa
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PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - SEPTEMBER 08, Jacobie Adriaanse of the Lions receives the ball during the Absa Currie Cup match between Vodacom Blue Bulls and MTN Golden Lions at Loftus Versfeld on September 08, 2012 in Pretoria, South Africa Photo by Duif du Toit / Gallo Images
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 08:  Bryan Habana of the Springboks scores a try during Rugby Championship match between the Australian Wallabies and the South African Springboks at Patersons Stadium on September 8, 2012 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 08: Bryan Habana of the Springboks scores a try during Rugby Championship match between the Australian Wallabies and the South African Springboks at Patersons Stadium on September 8, 2012 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 08:  Juandre Kruger of the Springboks wins a line-out against Dave Dennis of the Wallabies during Rugby Championship match between the Australian Wallabies and the South African Springboks at Patersons Stadium on September 8, 2012 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 08: Juandre Kruger of the Springboks wins a line-out against Dave Dennis of the Wallabies during Rugby Championship match between the Australian Wallabies and the South African Springboks at Patersons Stadium on September 8, 2012 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 08:  Scott Higginbotham of the Wallabies dives over to score as try during Rugby Championship match between the Australian Wallabies and the South African Springboks at Patersons Stadium on September 8, 2012 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 08: Scott Higginbotham of the Wallabies dives over to score as try during Rugby Championship match between the Australian Wallabies and the South African Springboks at Patersons Stadium on September 8, 2012 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 08:  Pat Lambie and Zane Kirchner of the Springboks look dejected after losing during Rugby Championship match between the Australian Wallabies and the South African Springboks at Patersons Stadium on September 8, 2012 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 08: Pat Lambie and Zane Kirchner of the Springboks look dejected after losing during Rugby Championship match between the Australian Wallabies and the South African Springboks at Patersons Stadium on September 8, 2012 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 08:  Bryan Habana of the Springboks sits on the ground holding his knee during Rugby Championship match between the Australian Wallabies and the South African Springboks at Patersons Stadium on September 8, 2012 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 08: Bryan Habana of the Springboks sits on the ground holding his knee during Rugby Championship match between the Australian Wallabies and the South African Springboks at Patersons Stadium on September 8, 2012 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 08: Berrick Barnes lines up a conversion kick during the Rugby Championship match between the Australian Wallabies and the South African Springboks at Patersons Stadium on September 8, 2012 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 08: Berrick Barnes lines up a conversion kick during the Rugby Championship match between the Australian Wallabies and the South African Springboks at Patersons Stadium on September 8, 2012 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 08: Digby Ioane of the Wallabies looks o break thru the Springboks defense during Rugby Championship match between the Australian Wallabies and the South African Springboks at Patersons Stadium on September 8, 2012 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 08: Digby Ioane of the Wallabies looks o break thru the Springboks defense during Rugby Championship match between the Australian Wallabies and the South African Springboks at Patersons Stadium on September 8, 2012 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 08:  Duane Vermeulen of the Springboks appears dejected after Ben Alexander of the Wallabies crossed for a try during Rugby Championship match between the Australian Wallabies and the South African Springboks at Patersons Stadium on September 8, 2012 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 08: Duane Vermeulen of the Springboks appears dejected after Ben Alexander of the Wallabies crossed for a try during Rugby Championship match between the Australian Wallabies and the South African Springboks at Patersons Stadium on September 8, 2012 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)
Gio Aplon of the Western Province in action against the Cheetahs.  Picture: Gallo Images
Gio Aplon of the Western Province in action against the Cheetahs. Picture: Gallo Images
Nic Groom of the Western Province offloads the ball in the match against the Cheetahs.  Picture: Gallo Images
Nic Groom of the Western Province offloads the ball in the match against the Cheetahs. Picture: Gallo Images
Andries Strauss of the Cheetahs makes a break past Steven Kitshoff of Western Province.  Picture: Gallo Images
Andries Strauss of the Cheetahs makes a break past Steven Kitshoff of Western Province. Picture: Gallo Images
Hercu Liebenberg of the Cheetahs looks for a gap against Western Province.  Picture: Gallo Images
Hercu Liebenberg of the Cheetahs looks for a gap against Western Province. Picture: Gallo Images
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 08:  Israel Dagg of the All Blacks performs the haka during The Rugby Championship match between the New Zealand All Blacks and Argentina at Westpac Stadium on September 8, 2012 in Wellington, New Zealand.  (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 08: Israel Dagg of the All Blacks performs the haka during The Rugby Championship match between the New Zealand All Blacks and Argentina at Westpac Stadium on September 8, 2012 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 08:  Liam Messam of the All Blacks in action during The Rugby Championship match between the New Zealand All Blacks and Argentina at Westpac Stadium on September 8, 2012 in Wellington, New Zealand.  (Photo by Sandra Mu/Getty Images)
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 08: Liam Messam of the All Blacks in action during The Rugby Championship match between the New Zealand All Blacks and Argentina at Westpac Stadium on September 8, 2012 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Sandra Mu/Getty Images)

It was a big weekend for rugby in South Africa and the world as the Rugby Championship continued with games in Perth and Wellington, while the local Currie Cup threw up some surprises.

In Wellington, Argentina took the All Blacks down to the wire and in Perth, Australia were the better of two poor side as they came out on top against South Africa.

The Lions fought back to beat the Bulls at Loftus, while the Shark went down to Griquas and Western Province pulled their act together to beat the Cheetahs.