The Full List Of Super Rugby Players Who Have Moved To Europe This Season

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Super Rugby has a huge hole to fill next season.

It has always been common practice that a few of Super Rugby’s top players would head over to Europe after their final World Cup and finish out their respective careers. Players like Doug Howlett in 2007 became marquee signings for clubs like Munster.

However the landscape has changed. The lure of Top 14, and now Aviva Premiership cash has attracted not just players looking to come over play out their final years in Europe- but players at the peak of their careers.

Here’s the complete list of Southern Hemisphere players who have made the switch up North for the 2015/16 season.


NAME 2015 CLUB 2015/16 CLUB
Nic White Brumbies Montpellier
Jesse Mogg Brumbies Montpellier
Wilhelm Steenkamp Force Brive
Zack Holmes Force La Rochelle
Paul Alo-Emile Rebels Stade Français
Telusa Veainu Rebels Leicester Tigers
James Horwill Reds Harlequins
Will Genia Reds Stade Français
Quade Cooper Reds Toulon
James O’Connor Reds Toulon
Lachlan Turner Reds Toulon
Sekope Kepu Waratahs Bordeaux
Brendan McKibbin Waratahs London Irish
Adam Ashley-Cooper Waratahs Bordeaux
Peter Betham Waratahs Leicester Tigers
Taqele Naiyaravoro Waratahs Glasgow Warriors
Luke Braid Blues Bordeaux
Brendon O’Connor Blues Leicester Tigers
Francis Saili Blues Munster
Frank Halai Blues Wasps
Charles Piutau Blues Wasps
Ben Tameifuna Chiefs Racing 92
Ross Filipo Chiefs Racing 92
Hosea Gear Chiefs Clermont
Dan Carter Crusaders Racing 92
Colin Slade Crusaders Pau
Tom Taylor Crusaders Toulon
Ben Franks Hurricanes London Irish
Jeremy Thrush Hurricanes Gloucester
Ma’a Nonu Hurricanes Toulon
Conrad Smith Hurricanes Pau
Victor Matfield Bulls Northampton Saints
Flip van der Merwe Bulls Clermont
Jacques du Plessis Bulls Montpellier
Montpellier Cheetahs Toulon
Jannie du Plessis Sharks Montpellier
Matt Stevens Sharks Toulon
Bismarck du Plessis Sharks Montpellier
Mouritz Botha Sharks Newcastle Falcons
Willem Alberts Sharks Stade Français
François Steyn Sharks Montpellier
Steven Kitshoff Stormers Bordeaux
Manuel Carizza Stormers Racing 92
Michael Rhodes Stormers Saracens
Duane Vermeulen Stormers Toulon
Jean de Villiers Stormers Leicester Tigers


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