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…

15.Scott Spedding

The French full back has been one of their most consistent this year, and is now preparing for a step up with Clermont.

14.Hosea Gear

The former All Black is a huge coup for Clermont and is likely to form a key part of their title challenge next year.

13.Conrad Smith

The All Black centre has shown the financial clout of French rugby by signing for recently promoted Pau.

12.Ma’a Nonu

Nonu will be joining his All Blacks team mate Smith in the Top 14 with high flying Toulon after the World Cup.

11.Adam Ashley-Cooper

Wallabies star Ashley-Cooper is set to call time on his Super 15 career, however he will still be available for international selection.


10.Dan Carter

Quite possibly the greatest player of all time, if Carter can remain fit he will be a huge coup for ambitious Racing Metro.

9.Will Genia

Although Genia has slipped in the Wallabies pecking order slightly, he is still a class act and will be a big player for Stade.

8.Duane Vermualen

The Springboks number 8 is one of the signings of the season as Toulon look to reclaim their Top 14 title.

7.Luke Braid

He may have spent most of his career overshadowed by Richie McCaw, but there’s no doubting Braid is a class act.

6.Chris Masoe

The former All Black has already made a huge impression in the Top 14, and will be hoping to continue his good form.


5.Samu Manoa

Manoa has been a mainstay in the Northampton Saints side in recent seasons, and is a truly World Class signing for Toulon.

4.Paul O’Connell

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.

1.Sekope Kepu

Not typically a loosehead, but given the bast number of impressive tightheads being signed he was hard to leave out.


16.Salesi Ma’afu

17.Matt Stevens

18.Martin Castrogiovanni

19.Flip van der Merwe

20.Pierre Spies

21.Nic White

22.Quade Cooper

23.James O’Connor