With the Southern Hemisphere season having wrapped up with the World Cup, South African rugby lovers have to look north for their fix of oval-ball action over the next two months.
South African players are scattered across the world, now more than ever with many of this year’s World Cup-winning Springboks having joined big-spending overseas clubs.
Most exports ply their trade in Europe or Japan in competitions such as the Premiership, Champions Cup, PRO14, Top 14 and Top League. Some are soldiers for hire, while others have made more permanent moves.
Quintin van Jaarsveld selects an overseas-based South African XV and highlights where some of the other stars are stationed.