Wallaby coach Robbie Deans is set to call up and handful of players from Australia after his squad was further depleted by injuries in Pretoria.
Deans was in a sombre mood after Saturday's heavy loss to the Springboks at Loftus Versfeld and admitted that he would likely be forced to shuffle his injury-ravaged team once again for next weekend's clash with the Pumas in Argentina.
Deans was not yet in position to give a full update on the injury list at the post-match press conference but did say that centre Adam Ashley-Cooper had undergone a CT scan after being knocked out cold while performing a try-saving tackle on Zane Kirchner.
"[Ashley-Cooper] is up and about, which is encouraging for him because it didn't look good," said Deans.
"Berrick Barnes is having an x-ray (on his chest) and there are a couple of other blokes in the shed that will need some follow up.
"We are going to have to bring some players across from Australia which is going to be challenging because we've already delved so deep into our resources that there will be a couple of players who won't yet have visas organised.
"Organising a visa for Argentina is not straight forward so it is possible that some of the blokes won't get there in time for training."
Digby Ioane (knee), Radike Samo (shoulder) and Tatafu Polota Nau (shoulder) were all forced off during the course of the game.
The visitors were forced to finish the game with just 14-men, and with uncontested scrums, as the injury toll meant all of their substitutions had been used and Polota Nau could not be replaced.
"I have never seen anything like that in terms of carnage," said Deans.
"We were down to 13 men at one point and not being able to make that last replacement put us under the pump."
"It could have blow out even more," he, praising the pride shown in the closing stages.
"We were severely compromised in terms of the line-up, but they hung on."
Captain Nathan Sharpe gave credit to the Springboks.
"The Boks played well in the middle 40 [minutes]. From there we just gave them too many points," he said.