Vermeulen named Toulon captain

Date published: August 1 2016

South Africa number eight Duane Vermeulen has been named captain of Toulon by new head coach Diego Dominguez.

Vermeulen takes over from France captain Guilhem Guirado in just his second season with the Top 14 club.

However, Toulon will be without Vermeulen’s services for the opening weeks of the season due to his participation in the Rugby Championship with the Springboks.

Guirado himself is sidelined with a knee injury and is due to miss Toulon’s first few matches of the new league season, which starts on August 20.