Sharks name squad for Currie Cup

Keegan Daniel will captain the Sharks in the Currie Cup

Sharks head coach Robert du Preez has announced his Currie Cup squad for the season with Keegan Daniel captaining the side.

The Sharks start their campaign this Friday against the Pumas in Nelspruit.

Daniel is a stalwart of Sharks rugby and has captained the Sharks 58 times, which included both Super Rugby and Currie Cup finals, as well as lifting the Currie Cup trophy in 2013.

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

Commenting on his decision, Du Preez said: “Keegan is someone who leads by example and sets the pace not only on the playing field but at training and also off the field.

“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.”

Sharks Currie Cup squad

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

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

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