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Gallery: Bumper rugby weekend

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.

Odwa Ndungane of the Sharks offloads the ball in the match against Griquas.  Picture: Gallo ImagesSbura Sithole of the Sharks in action against Griquas.  Picture: Gallo ImagesJacobus Reinach of the Sharks in action against Griquas.  Picture: Gallo ImagesRuan Snyman of the Bulls launches a box-kick.  Picture: Gallo ImagesJacobie Adriaanse of the Lions receives the ball during their clash against the Bulls.  Picture: Gallo ImagesBryan Habana of the Springboks scores a try against Australia.  Picture: Getty ImagesJuandre Kruger of the Springboks wins a lineout against Dave Dennis of the Wallabies.  Picture: Getty ImagesScott Higginbotham of the Wallabies dives over to score as try against the Springboks.  Picture: Getty ImagesPat Lambie and Zane Kirchner of the Springboks look angry and dejected after their loss against Australia.  Picture: Getty ImagesBryan Habana of the Springboks sits on the ground after injuring his knee.  Picture: Getty ImagesBerrick Barnes lines up a conversion kick in the match against the Springboks.  Picture: Getty ImagesDigby Ioane of the Wallabies looks to break through the Springboks' defence.  Picture: Getty ImagesDuane Vermeulen of the Springboks hides his head after a try by Australia.  Picture: Getty Images.Gio Aplon of the Western Province in action against the Cheetahs.  Picture: Gallo ImagesNic Groom of the Western Province offloads the ball in the match against the Cheetahs.  Picture: Gallo ImagesAndries Strauss of the Cheetahs makes a break past Steven Kitshoff of Western Province.  Picture: Gallo ImagesHercu Liebenberg of the Cheetahs looks for a gap against Western Province.  Picture: Gallo ImagesThe All Blacks performa the haka ahead of their match against Argentina.  Picture: Getty ImagesLiam Messam of the All Blacks in action against Argentina.  Picture: Getty Images

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.

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