Rugby

Torsten to lead Cheetahs

2014-07-22 07:41
Torsten van Jaarsveld (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Torsten van Jaarsveld has been named Free State Cheetahs captain for the upcoming Currie Cup season, the union announced via a press statement on Monday.

The 27-year-old, who can play flank and hooker, will replace Boom Prinsloo who captained the team during last year's Currie Cup.

With Super Rugby captain Adriaan Strauss expected to be on duty for the Springboks, the Cheetahs have decided to appoint a different captain for the Currie Cup.

Van Jaarsveld's contract at the Cheetahs was also recently extended until 2016.

The Cheetahs start their Currie Cup campaign away to the Pumas in Nelspruit on August 9.

Rory Duncan (head coach), Franco Smith (backline coach) and Os du Randt (forwards coach) will be in charge of the team with Super Rugby head coach Naka Drotské sent overseas to learn new coaching methods.

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