WORCESTER Warriors have started a search for a new No.8 with Scotland international Cornell du Preez set to join Toulon next season.
Du Preez, who qualified for Scotland through a three-year residency rule, won the last of his nine Test caps against Wales in Llanelli last October.
The 29-year-old former South African U20 international from Port Elizabeth started his career with the Southern Kings before moving to Edinburgh. He joined the Warriors in 2018 and has made 37 appearances for them, scoring two tries.
He has been deep in talks with Toulon about a move to the Cote d’Azur.
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