Up to 10 current Springboks are "excited at the prospect of playing rugby in England", as a second foreign consortium presses ahead with efforts to break into the domestic market.

There has already been discussion within the Rugby Football Union regarding the intentions of London Tribe, a consortium awash with money, and now London South Africa have revealed their business plan.

Jason Smith, a leading player's agent whose company is based in Cape Town, is fronting London South Africa, another ambitious consortium looking to buy a "National League One or Two" club, relocate to the capital and win their way through to the Zurich Premiership.

"Our company represents 10 of the current Springboks, among them Victor Matfield, AJ Venter, Werner Greeff, Danie Coetzee and Richard Bands."

"I have spoken to a few of them and they are excited by the prospect of London South Africa. Once London South Africa gets going, we'll put a world class team on the park," said Smith.

London Tribe, the other consortium, has recruited former Springbok captain Bob Skinstad as spokesperson, involves multi-millionaire Johann Rupert and are aggressively pursuing the purchase of an existing club.

Last week the consortium was linked with Orrell, though sources say Rotherham are the target.

London South Africa have entered the frame with similar intentions, and are confident of succeeding. "The southern powers used to chuckle at the state of domestic rugby in England. Not anymore," said Smith.

"The key people in England all recognise that rugby is a business and I don't believe for one moment that the likes of Francis Baron, Fran Cotton and Premiership shareholders are not going to be excited by the prospect of significant investment in their domestic game."

Smith is hoping that London South Africa, who are seeking an anchor investor to the amount of £8-million for the first three years, will be up and running by June next year.

"If not then, 2006 or 2007 will be fine. We are creating a brand, one that will appeal to the 500 000 ex-pat South Africans in London, and that will be capable of putting 15 000 bums on seats every week."

Those bums might well be seated at Loftus Road, ground-sharing with Queen's Park Rangers.

West London has a huge South African community and Smith is of the opinion that their passion for rugby will help make the brand a success.