Daniel to lead Sharks

Mon, 01 Aug 2016 13:32
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NEWS: Veteran loose forward Keegan Daniel has been appointment as Sharks captain for the 2016 Currie Cup campaign.

Daniel, 31, is a Sharks stalwart and played the last of his five Springbok Tests in 2012.

He has captained the Sharks on 58 occasions, which included both Super Rugby and Currie Cup finals, as well as lifting the coveted Currie Cup trophy in 2013.

Daniel has reached a century of matches for the Sharks in Currie Cup and Super Rugby.

"Keegan is someone who leads by example and sets the pace not just on the playing field, but at training and also off the field," Sharks coach Robert du Preez said.

The Sharks Currie Cup campaign is scheduled to kick-off this Friday against the Pumas in Nelspruit.

"We have a young and enthusiastic squad and his experience and strong leadership will certainly provide the necessary mentorship, guidance and calming influence within our team environment."

He first captained the Sharks in the 2012 Super Rugby season.

He initially returned for this year's Super Rugby campaign, but has subsequently committed his future to the team - signing a new three-year contract.

Sharks squad:

Forwards: Chiliboy Ralepelle, Dale Chadwick, Daniel du Preez, Etienne Oosthuizen, Franco Marais, Francois Kleinhans, Hyron Andrews, Jon-Charles Astle, Jean Deysel, Jean Droste, Jean-Luc du Preez, Johan du Toit, John-Hubert Meyer, Juan Schoeman, Keegan Daniel (captain), Khaya Majola, Lourens Adriaanse, Philip van der Walt, Ruan Botha, Stephan Coetzee, Stephan Lewies, Lubabalo Mtembu, Thomas du Toit.

Backs: Andre Esterhuizen, Benhard Janse van Rensburg, Curwin Bosch, Garth April, Hanco Venter, Heimar Williams, Inny-Christian Radebe, Lukhanyo Am, Marius Louw, Michael Claassens, Morné Joubert, Neil Maritz, Odwa Ndungane, Sibusiso Sithole, Sibusiso Nkosi, Stefan Ungerer, Wandile Mjekevu.

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