Cape Town - Several top schoolboy rugby players are set to leave South African shores at the end of the year.
According to Afrikaans newspaper Rapport, 19 of the country’s top schoolboys stars have already signed deals with overseas clubs, while three others are in talks with clubs abroad.
The majority of these players will head to France, but some will also head for Australia, Japan, England and Ireland.
Seven of the players are from the country's top-ranked school, Grey College in Bloemfontein.
List of players leaving SA (19):
Tiaan Jonker (lock/No 8): Rebels (Australia)
Marcell Muller (wing): Montpellier (France)
Lesley Botha (centre): Montpellier (France)
FC du Plessis (flyhalf): Toulon (France)
Danwich Beukes (flank/lock): Toulon (France)
Jarrod Cairns (loose forward): Rebels (Australia)
Kade Wolhuter (fullback/flyhalf): Montpellier (France)
Robbie Rodgers (prop): Montpellier (France)
Werner Kruger (prop): France
Zeilinga Strydom (fullback): Stade Français (France)
Jaryd Scheepers (lock): University in Australia
Pierich Siebert (flank): Japan
Stephan du Toit (centre): Japan
Steyl Barnard (lock): Beziers (France)
Romuald Ntumba (flank): Pau (France)
Sergio Moreira (lock): Montpellier (France)
Paarl Boys' High
Rynhardt Rijnsburger (prop): Club unknown
St Andrew's College
Chris Poole (hooker): Ulster (Ireland)
St John's College
Alexander Groves (lock): Bristol (England)
Players in talks with a move abroad (3):
Jacques-Lois du Toit (hooker): Stade Français (France)
George Cronje (No 8): France
Jan-Hendrik Wessels (prop): France
- Compiled by Sport24 staff