Wallabies prop Taniela Tupou was robbed in Johannesburg today just metres from the team's hotel, according to reports.

The Reds prop was the victim of a snatch and run as the Wallabies prepare for Sunday's Rugby Championship clash against the Springboks.

Rugby.com.au reports that Tupou was walking back to the team hotel following a meal across the road when someone grabbed his phone and quickly got into a getaway vehicle.

Tupou suffered minor cuts to his arm while attempting to get his phone back from the car.

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"Last night went out for dinner with the front rowers, it was just outside the hotel and I went back, someone came from behind and took my phone," Tupou told rugby.com.au.

"I thought it was one of the boys so I looked back and he was wearing a hoodie and ran with my phone.

"I tried to chase after him, he got in the car and I got a bit of a cut but I'm fine.

"The only thing is I lost my phone but I can live with that."

Tupou is expected to be available for Sunday's test.