Currie Cup

Daniel eyes 'special' Currie Cup triumph

2017-10-17 17:45
Keegan Daniel (Gallo)

Durban - Keegan Daniel, now 32, knows what it takes to win a Currie Cup title. 

He was injured when the Sharks won in 2013, but he was very much a part of the championship-winning sides of 2008 and 2010. 

Now, at the heart of another dominant Sharks season, Daniel is eyeing another winner's medal. 

"It's the premier competition in South African rugby," Daniel told media in Durban on Tuesday.

"It's that special feeling of winning a trophy. It'll be great for the young guys to have that experience. It'll be good for KZN rugby as a whole to bring back a trophy.

"There are only a handful that have won trophies for the Sharks, so we'll rely on their experience. For some of the younger guys this is their first taste of the play-offs, so it's exciting for them."

John Mitchell's Blue Bulls, showing real signs of improvement in recent weeks, stand in the way of the Sharks at Kings Park this Saturday. 

The Sharks have already secured home and away wins over the Blue Bulls this Currie Cup season, but Daniel has seen enough from the Pretoria-based side to know that Saturday will be different. 

"They've improved immensely and with the work that Mitch has done with them," said Daniel.

"They're not playing that traditional style of Bulls rugby. You can see the way they're playing, with their backs and forwards together.

"The talk of the town is obviously Warrick Gelant and the way he's been playing so he's quite a danger man out there."

"They're in a great place. The key for us will be to manage the game and play in the right areas and back our defence."

Satiurday's match kicks of at 14:30.

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