Of the other overseas players pitching up in the Premiership, maybe the most recognisable name is former Australia lock Justin Harrison.
The combustible 6ft 8in giant, famously labelled a "plank" by Austin Healey on the 2001 Lions tour, has joined Bath after three years with Ulster.
But for Dan Carter, Harlequins fly-half Nick Evans would have won far more than his 16 caps for the All Blacks.
Equally comfortable at full-back, where he won six of his caps, he attracted the attention of Australian Rules scouts before breaking through into top-level rugby.
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