Torsten to lead Free State

Hooker-cum-flank Torsten van Jaarsveld will captain the Cheetahs in this year's Currie Cup.

Adriaan Strauss led the Cheetahs during their recent Super Rugby campaign, but will be unavailable for most of the Currie Cup due to his commitments with the Springboks. Free State have decided to hand this responsibility to the 27-year-old Van Jaarsveld.

The Cheetahs will start their Currie Cup campaign with a match against the Pumas in Nelspruit on 9 August.

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