super rugby

With European rugby going into silly season as clubs snap up players from around the globe, here are some of the best out-of-contract Super Rugby stars available. This list is based on players whose contracts are set to expire at the end of the World Cup so could therefore be available for a move.

South Africa

Flip van der Merwe

Francois Hougaard

Pierre Spies

Coenie Oosthuizen

Lood de Jager

Cornal Hendricks

Willie le Roux

Marcell Coetzee

Marnitz Boshoff

Tendai Mtawarira

Bismarck du Plessis

Jannie du Plessis

Willem Alberts

Cobus Reinach

Francois Steyn

Lwazi Mvovo

Eben Etzebeth

Schalk Burger

Siya Kolisi

Duane Vermeulen

Juan de Jongh



Ben Alexander

Scott Fardy

David Pocock

Tevita Kuridrani

Jesse Mogg

Ben McCalman

James Slipper

Saia Faingaa

Liam Gill

Will Genia

Wycliff Palu

Israel Folau


New Zealand

Patrick Tuipulotu

Jerome Kaino

Steven Luatua

Francis Saili

Frank Halai

Charles Piutau

Ben Tameifuna

Brodie Retallick

Sam Cane

Liam Messam

Augustine Pulu

Tim Nanai-Williams

Wyatt Crockett

Richie McCaw

Matt Todd

Colin Slade

Ryan Crotty

Robbie Fruean

Malakai Fekitoa

Ben Franks

Jeremy Thrust

Victor Vito

TJ Perenara

Julian Savea

Conrad Smith

You can find the full list on The Rugby Blog. With special thanks to Alex Shaw.

If you were to sign one of these players for your team who would it be and why?