Cape Town - The Golden Lions Rugby Union (GLRU) has issued a list of players who will be moving on from the Gauteng-based franchise ahead of this year's Currie Cup.
Via a media release issued on Tuesday, the Golden Lions said goodbye to no fewer than 10 players, including a number of Springboks.
Those seeking greener pastures elsewhere are: Ruan Combrinck, Robbie Coetzee, Sylvian Mahuza, Nic Groom, Danie Mienie, Robert Kruger, Harold Vorster, Lionel Mapoe, Stephan Lewies and Franco Naude.
Mapoe and Combrinck, who were both left out of the latest Springbok squad for the Rugby Championship, are set to join former Bulls and Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer at Stade Francais.
Scrumhalf Nic Groom has already been confirmed to be joining Edinburgh, while lock Stephan Lewies has signed for Harlequins.
Hooker Robbie Coetzee, back Sylvian Mahuza, prop Danie Mienie, flank Robert Kruger as well as centres Harold Vorster and Franco Naude will also leave holes in key positions.
The Golden Lions finished third in the seven-team standings in last year's Currie Cup and were beaten 33-24 by eventual champions, the Sharks, in the semi-finals.
Meanwhile, the Lions confirmed their management teams for the Currie Cup and Under-21 tournaments.
Head coach - Ivan van Rooyen
Forwards - Philip Lemmer
Breakdown and Defence - Sean Erasmus
Attack - Neil de Bruin
Scrum consultant - Julian Redelinghuys
Strength and Conditioning -Rupert Oberholster
Manager - Mustapha Boomgaard
Team physician - Dr Rob Collins
Physiotherapist - Preven Appalsamy
Massage therapists - Ram Mpila & Carol Dickson
Kit - Johane Singwane
Head Coach - Joey Mongalo
Forwards - Wessel Roux
Attack - Mziwakhe Nkosi
Strength and Conditioning - Stefan van Deventer
Manager - MJ Rabodiba
Team physician - Dr Anri van Tonder
Physiotherapist - Pam Watts
Kit - Bestall Mondo
The Under-21 tournament started on June 12, while the Currie Cup kicks off on Friday, July 12.