Daniel to earn 50th Super cap

2011-02-24 16:06

Durban - Flank Keegan Daniel will earn his 50th Vodacom Super Rugby cap for the Sharks in the only change to the Durban team’s starting line-up for Saturday evening’s second round encounter against the Blues at Kings Park.

Jacques Botes suffered a knock to the hip during last Saturday’s win over the Cheetahs, and has been bracketed on the bench with up-and-coming youngster Lambert Groenewald.

In his place, Daniel will form a familiar back row combination with Ryan Kankowski and Willem Alberts, with this trio having successfully done duty during the Currie Cup last year.

Stefan Terblanche will once again lead the team, with John Smit playing off the bench despite having overcome a calf strain, with Craig Burden dropping out of the match-day 22.

JP Pietersen has also recovered from an injury niggle, and takes up a place on the bench in place of Adrian Jacobs - who earned his 100th Super Rugby cap last weekend.

Sharks v Blues, Durban - 17:05


15. Louis Ludik, 14. Odwa Ndungane, 13. Stefan Terblanche (captain), 12. Meyer Bosman, 11. Lwazi Mvovo, 10. Patrick Lambie, 9. Charl McLeod, 8. Ryan Kankowski, 7. Willem Alberts, 6. Keegan Daniel, 5. Alistair Hargreaves, 4. Steven Sykes, 3. Jannie du Plessis, 2. Bismarck du Plessis, 1. Tendai Mtawarira

Substitutes: 16. John Smit, 17. Eugene van Staden, 18. Anton Bresler, 19. Jacques Botes / Lambert Groenewald, 20. Conrad Hoffmann, 21. Jacques-Louis Potgieter, 22. JP Pietersen

15. Isaia Toeava, 14. Joe Rokocoko, 13. Jared Payne, 12. Benson Stanley, 11. Rene Ranger, 10. Stephen Brett, 9. Alby Mathewson (captain), 8. Chris Lowrey, 7. Daniel Braid, 6. Jerome Kaino, 5. Ali Williams, 4. Anthony Boric, 3. John Afoa, 2. Keven Mealamu, 1. Tony Woodcock

Substitutes: 16. Tom McCartney, 17. Charlie Faumuina, 18. Kurtis Haiu, 19. Luke Braid, 20. Toby Morland, 21. Luke McAlister, 22. Sherwin Stowers


  • Pappa Smurf - 2011-02-24 16:11

    Stormers suck!!!!!!!!!!!

      Shistirrer - 2011-02-24 16:32

      The Smurfie is a Troll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      BOKLDN - 2011-02-24 16:39

      That made me L My FAO

  • earlbok - 2011-02-24 16:54

    this lad's overrated same goes for kankowski

      Russell - 2011-02-24 17:11

      Overrated ?? why so earbok?? elaborate!!!

      Preshan - 2011-02-25 07:44

      spies and stagman is over rated

      Viv - 2011-02-25 10:58

      earlbok - me thinks you had a bit too much with the breakfast this morning. Overrated?? Very, very untrue

      Midnic - 2011-02-26 15:01

      I beg to differ earlbok. I agree with Russell, please elaborate? Think his a better player than you make him out to be.

  • Makutu - 2011-02-25 00:49

    John Smit on the bench. SWEET!

      Viv - 2011-02-25 10:59

      Just wish he would stay there! Give him a pie and a beer and let the poor oke retire before he makes a complete hash of things. Go SHARKS!!

  • dushaas - 2011-02-25 07:41

    Great player!!! Well done Keegan! GO STORMERS!!

  • Viv - 2011-02-25 10:57

    Keegs you are a legend and good luck on your 50th! Give those Blues a good rollicking boys!!

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