7. Sonny Bill Williams – Blues
It would be understandable for 33-year-old Williams to want to cap a stellar career at the conclusion of the showpiece tournament in Japan, but he insists he still has plenty more to give on the field. The 51-test veteran told the Sydney Morning Herald that he still has a burning desire to continue playing rugby at the highest level, and is refusing to rule out another code switch.
8. Rhys Priestland – Bath Rugby
Priestland joined the Club in 2015 and has made over 60 appearances for the Blue, Black and White since his arrival from Welsh side Scarlets. He is likely to return to Wales
9. Willie le Roux – Wasps
Wasps full-back Willie le Roux will head for the exit at the Premiership club
10. David Pocock – Brumbies
Pocock’s manager, Brian Levine, said the flanker turned down lucrative offers from overseas because of his “strong belief” in the direction of the Wallabies under coach Michael Cheika. However, with his contract expiring soon, it’ll be interesting to see if that opinion has changed…