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Former Springbok and Stormers lock Andries Bekker has confirmed his retirement following the conclusion of the Japanese club campaign.
Duane Vermeulen has reportedly confirmed he will return to South Africa with the Stormers ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.
Munster lock Jean Kleyn has ruled out representing the Springboks and instead has Ireland ambitions when he qualifies for residency in 2019.
The Stormers have secured a loan agreement with Griquas for fly-half George Whitehead ahead of the upcoming 2018 Super Rugby season.
Munster skills coach Felix Jones has rejected a deal from South African rugby director Rassie Munster to join the Springboks’ backroom staff.