A number of Springboks will be lost to overseas-based clubs following their victorious Rugby World Cup campaign with numerous players heading to Japan and Europe.
However, the exodus of talent is set to continue with Afrikaans newslet, the Rapport, reporting that 22 schoolboy talents are in talks over contracts abroad or have already signed deals.
Seven players from South Africa's top-ranked schoolboy side, Grey College in Bloemfontein, are set to leave South African shores after school with the majority of the players heading to France, but some will also head for Australia, Japan, England and Ireland.
It is likely that this list will grow longer as one of Rassie Erasmus' objectives are as Springbok director of Rugby is to decrease the number of contracted players in the South African franchises.
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)Paul Roos
Jarrod Cairns (loose forward): Rebels (Australia)
Kade Wolhuter (fullback/flyhalf): Montpellier (France)
Robbie Rodgers (prop): Montpellier (France)Affies
Werner Kruger (prop): FranceGarsfontein
Zeilinga Strydom (fullback): Stade Français (France)
Jaryd Scheepers (lock): University in AustraliaPaarl Gim
Pierich Siebert (flank): Japan
Stephan du Toit (centre): JapanVoortrekker, Bethlehem
Steyl Barnard (lock): Beziers (France)Milnerton
Romuald Ntumba (flank): Pau (France)Noordheuwel
Sergio Moreira (lock): Montpellier (France)Paarl Boys' High
Rynhardt Rijnsburger (prop): Club unknownSt 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