Cape Town - Former All Blacks Liam Messam and Charlie Ngatai are reportedly the
latest New Zealand players being scouted by French clubs.
According to the Stuff website, Ngatai is being courted by Toulouse and Messam is being chased by Lyon.
Both are on the Chiefs' books for next year's Super Rugby season.
Chiefs have already been particularly hard hit by an exodus of talent.
Internationals Aaron Cruden, Tawera Kerr-Barlow and Hika Elliot have all
left for French deals, while James Lowe has also heading
One-Test All Black midfielder Ngatai has been plagued by concussion
problems, but appears to be clear of them now and was in good form late
in the New Zealand season.
Loose forward Messam has played 43 Tests and 161 games for the Chiefs, but is out of the Test frame now.
The Chiefs open their 2018 Super Rugby campaign against the defending champion Crusaders in Christchurch on Saturday, February 24.