The exodus of players is not just isolated to South Africa and are felt in all the SANZAAR regions.
The Waratahs has confirmed that Wallaby Bernard Foley will leave the franchise and pursue option overseas after Quade Cooper and a retiring Will Genia have accepted lucrative Japanese club contracts.
He has ended a nine year stint with 119 Super Rugby caps and 1095 points.
Foley made his debut against the Blues in 2011 and become the most-capped flyhalf for the franchise.
Foley will forever remain in NSW Waratahs folklore after delivering the state’s first Super Rugby Championship, courtesy of a heart-stopping injury time penalty to down the Crusaders at 33-32 at Allianz Stadium.