It's a sad truth in rugby that the transfer market and contract situations of the world's superstars are increasingly topical subjects in the sport, catching up to football's dreaded standards in money exchanges and interchanging loyalties.
However, while it may be a development of the trade that won't please everyone, it's hard to debate the fact that the increasingly common player-hopping makes for intriguing entertainment.
Looking ahead to the next year, we've compiled a list of some of those players who existing speculation determines are most likely to be on the move.
For the sake of relevance, those players who may be on the move sooner rather than later have been given precedence, and the stars whose fates are already close to being decided or would seem likely to remain in their current surroundings have been omitted.
Naturally, this list will only include a small sample of those players potentially up for grabs either over the summer or in early 2015, so make sure to leave your suggestions in the comments section below.