We’re used to major signings in the French Top 14, however this year’s influx of players could come together to form a world beating team…
The French full back has been one of their most consistent this year, and is now preparing for a step up with Clermont.
The former All Black is a huge coup for Clermont and is likely to form a key part of their title challenge next year.
The All Black centre has shown the financial clout of French rugby by signing for recently promoted Pau.
Nonu will be joining his All Blacks team mate Smith in the Top 14 with high flying Toulon after the World Cup.
Wallabies star Ashley-Cooper is set to call time on his Super 15 career, however he will still be available for international selection.
Quite possibly the greatest player of all time, if Carter can remain fit he will be a huge coup for ambitious Racing Metro.
Although Genia has slipped in the Wallabies pecking order slightly, he is still a class act and will be a big player for Stade.
The Springboks number 8 is one of the signings of the season as Toulon look to reclaim their Top 14 title.
He may have spent most of his career overshadowed by Richie McCaw, but there’s no doubting Braid is a class act.
The former All Black has already made a huge impression in the Top 14, and will be hoping to continue his good form.
Manoa has been a mainstay in the Northampton Saints side in recent seasons, and is a truly World Class signing for Toulon.
O’Connell may be in the twilight of his career, but he seems to continue to get better with age, and looks an astute signing.
3.Jannie du Plessis
The Springboks tighthead will help to bolster the Montpellier scrum, and could make a big impact in the Top 14.
2.Bismarck du Plessis
Joining his brother Jannie, Bismarck will be hoping to help Montpellier back into the Top 14 play-offs this season.
Not typically a loosehead, but given the bast number of impressive tightheads being signed he was hard to leave out.
19.Flip van der Merwe