Mat Rogers is out of the Wallabies one-off Vodacom Tri nations test against the Springboks in a fortnight.
Rogers hurt his knee and will undergo a minor operation that forces him out of the test, one the Wallabies are confident of winning.
Rogers told the Sydney Morning Herald there was a belief in the Australian camp that they could finally break their highveld hoodoo and that it was a regret he would not be able to play a part in the match.
Western Force utility back Scott Staniforth replaces Rogers. Staniforth scored a hattrick for the Force at Ellis Park in the drawn Super 14 match against the Cats.