JOHANNESBURG - Springbok captain Siya Kolisi has become the latest South African star to be leaving the country for Europe.
The Sharks player is set to join French club Racing 92 after this year's Rugby World Cup in France.
Kolisi has signed a deal with the Top 14 outfit until 2026.
He becomes the second Bok to confirm his post-World Cup move up north after Steven Kitshoff confirmed he is off to Irish club Ulster.
In a heartfelt statement on his social media page, Kolisi says his desire to spend more time with his family played a huge role in his decision.
This will be the 31-year-old flanker's first stint outside South Africa, having played at home his entire 11-year professional career.
Kolisi will be joining Bok teammate Trevor Nyakane in Paris.
Nyakane joined Racing from the Bulls last year.