Faf de Klerk was among the Springboks who bid farewell to Sale Sharks as the Premiership and French Top 14 playoffs were confirmed on Saturday and Sunday.
Four South Africans are having to pack their bags as part of a mass player clearout at Sale Sharks.
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Springbok lock Lood de Jager has reportedly made a decision over whether he will be playing in South Africa or Japan after he leaves Sale Sharks at the end of the season.
Sale may be losing two South Africa World Cup-winners in Faf de Klerk and Lood de Jager at the end of the season but director of rugby Alex Sanderson believes the departure of the Springbok stars could benefit England in the long run.
Faf de Klerk is reportedly linked with a big-money move to Japan, while Stormers-linked Lood de Jager may yet be swayed by the yen over the rand.
Sale Sharks have confirmed that Springboks Faf de Klerk and Lood de Jager will leave the Premiership club at the end of the current season.
Sale Sharks boss Alex Sanderson has admitted that Springbok duo Faf de Klerk and Lood de Jager could leave the club at the end of the season.
The Stormers are believed to be close to bolstering their pack with the addition of Springbok lock Lood de Jager.
Centre Damian de Allende believes South Africa are on the right track in terms of where they would like to be despite a mixed bag of results this season after wrapping up their 2021 end-of-year tour campaign against England on Saturday.