Sale Sharks have confirmed that World Cup winners Faf de Klerk and Lood de Jager will leave the club at the end of the current season.
Scrum-half Faf has made 95 appearances for Sharks since joining from South African side Golden Lions ahead of the 2017/18 Premiership season, scoring 14 tries and 39 conversions in his 241 points for the club.
Lood, 29, has played 25 times for the club, scoring three tries, since he joined from the Pretoria-based Vodacom Bulls after the 2019 World Cup.
Both players played in their country’s third World Cup victory in 2019, with Faf starting at scrum-half and Lood starting in the second row in the match against an England side featuring Sharks teammate Tom Curry.
The pair also played key roles for Sharks last season as the club finished third in the Gallagher Premiership and reached the play-offs for the first time in 15 years.