Springboks Lionel Mapoe and Ruan Combrinck are among the 10 players confirmed to be leaving the Lions on Tuesday.
Mapoe and Combrinck, who were both left out of the latest Springbok squad for the Rugby Championship, are set to join former Bulls and Bok coach Heyneke Meyer at Stade Français.
Scrumhalf Nic Groom has already been confirmed to be joining Edinburgh, while lock Stephan Lewies has signed for Harlequins.
They are joined by hooker Robbie Coetzee, back Sylvian Mahuza, prop Danie Mienie, flank Robert Kruger as well as centres Harold Vorster and Franco Naude in leaving the franchise.
The latest exodus will come as a massive blow for the Lions, particularly as they are left without three of their first-choice centres going into the Currie Cup.
Player Announcement: The Lions Rugby Company bids farewell to the following players:@R_Combrinck15 @robbie_CL2
Robert Kruger@HaroldVorster @13LionelMapoe14 @lewies4
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— Xerox Golden Lions (@LionsRugbyCo) July 2, 2019
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