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Daniel fit to play


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 4 Feb 2011 at 15:25
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Keegan Daniel has been passed fit to play on Saturday and has joined up with the Shark team in Cape Town, ahead of their Neo Africa Tri-Series match against the Stormers.

The popular loose forward, who made his Bok debut last year, has been battling a back strain for a few weeks. Ross Skeate confirmed via his Twitter feed earlier today that Keegan is now over those problems and will be part of the squad for Saturday.

It is not currently known what part Daniel will play on Saturday, but our assumption is that he will be added to the extended bench and probably take over at open side flank for Jacques Botes in the second half.



71 Comments

  • Nice! Hope he can pick up where he left off in the Currie Cup last year. Plumtree has too many options at 6,7 and 8.

  • Comment 1, posted at 04.02.11 15:27:48 by Starvekos Reply
     
  • Good news, he brings leadership which we may need with smittie away for the w/e. But surely he has to start from the bench at best.

  • Comment 2, posted at 04.02.11 15:36:18 by war1 Reply
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  • Good news.

  • Comment 3, posted at 04.02.11 15:39:10 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • Sweet! Still think he’s our best choice at no 8.

  • Comment 4, posted at 04.02.11 15:44:31 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 4) : i would not mind seeing alberts there

  • Comment 5, posted at 04.02.11 15:45:50 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 5) : I think Alberts is pretty devastating no matter where he plays, but my reasoning is that we have a more effective attacking combination with Keegan at 8 and Alberts at 7 than visa versa.

  • Comment 6, posted at 04.02.11 16:03:44 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 6) : Keegan at 8 could work beautifully with any two of Alberts, Deysel or Engelbrecht at 6 and 7

  • Comment 7, posted at 04.02.11 16:06:07 by robdylan Reply
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  • I’ve always rated Daniel, so I’m glad he proved me right.

  • Comment 8, posted at 04.02.11 16:09:58 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • Glad Keegan Daniels is ok.

  • Comment 9, posted at 04.02.11 16:12:56 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 9) : tosser :)

  • Comment 10, posted at 04.02.11 16:41:45 by robdylan Reply
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  • Amazing how Kanko has moved from number 1 8th man in the country (in the minds of Shark fans) to 3rd best at the Sharks.

  • Comment 11, posted at 04.02.11 16:50:54 by Starvekos Reply

     
  • Afternoon everyone,

    This is good news Go Daniel you were great last year :mrgreen:

  • Comment 12, posted at 04.02.11 17:09:46 by chaz Reply

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  • @Starvekos (Comment 11) : you misunderstand me. In the intersts of putting forward combinations that could work, I mention Keegan at 8 with two big flanks. That’s not the same as saying I don’t rate Kanko anymore! Hoff is our gamebreaker and the second name I will add to the teamsheet (first is Alberts currently)

  • Comment 13, posted at 04.02.11 17:15:02 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 7) : I think he proved last year how good an 8th man he really is and his interplay/understanding with/of McLeod is almost freaky.

  • Comment 14, posted at 04.02.11 17:27:33 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 13) :
    Good point Rob

  • Comment 15, posted at 04.02.11 17:30:32 by Starvekos Reply

     
  • @Starvekos (Comment 15) : so you’re already learning that agreeing with me is the best way to get things done around here! Smart lad :)

    (actually just kidding…. nobody takes me seriously anymore!)

  • Comment 16, posted at 04.02.11 18:01:53 by robdylan Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 14) : tell you what, I reckon Keegan is close the best ballplayer in the whole team. His reading of the game is bloody uncanny.

  • Comment 17, posted at 04.02.11 18:02:57 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 16) : Did anyone ever take you seriously? :lol:

  • Comment 18, posted at 04.02.11 18:12:23 by Greg Reply

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  • @Greg (Comment 18) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 19, posted at 04.02.11 18:13:14 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @Greg (Comment 18) : you mean other than the couple of thousand people who read what I write every day?

    Naaaah :)

  • Comment 20, posted at 04.02.11 18:21:17 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 20) : But most of them support the sharks, so not really a good sample :lol:

  • Comment 21, posted at 04.02.11 18:27:59 by Greg Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 10) :
    :wink:

    @Greg (Comment 21) :
    We wanted to sample some Lions fans, but it was taking too long to teach them to read.

  • Comment 22, posted at 04.02.11 18:33:31 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 22) : I thought maybe you couldn’t find enough!

  • Comment 23, posted at 04.02.11 18:36:21 by Greg Reply

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  • @Greg (Comment 23) :
    :lol:

  • Comment 24, posted at 04.02.11 18:44:39 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 24) : A couple of wins though, and they will all start coming out of the woodwork :roll:

  • Comment 25, posted at 04.02.11 18:46:44 by Greg Reply

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  • @Greg (Comment 25) : we have lots of them… they like to check what’s going on here and then make rude comments about us somewhere else :)

  • Comment 26, posted at 04.02.11 18:58:55 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 26) : :twisted: I can only guess where.

  • Comment 27, posted at 04.02.11 19:00:54 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 27) : it’s some thing like “we eat fish.com”… “we walk slowly.com”…. no, that’s not it easy. “men make fire.com”? Hell, can’t remember. Something like that.

  • Comment 28, posted at 04.02.11 19:05:46 by robdylan Reply
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  • glad Keegan is ok

  • Comment 29, posted at 04.02.11 19:07:49 by Talent Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 28) : :twisted:

  • Comment 30, posted at 04.02.11 19:08:32 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @Greg (Comment 25) :
    In time I have come to differentiate them from the likes of you, CSB etc.

    They are the ones who only comment when the Lions win. :roll:

  • Comment 31, posted at 04.02.11 19:11:30 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 31) : Like a certain decepticon that only comments when the Sharks lose :evil:

  • Comment 32, posted at 04.02.11 19:16:37 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 28) : ”We’ve got rabies.com” :idea:

  • Comment 33, posted at 04.02.11 19:20:35 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 32) :
    I see you recognise the smell. :lol:

  • Comment 34, posted at 04.02.11 19:22:42 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Greg (Comment 18) : :mrgreen: ;-)

    gee what am i doing and that to a snoil fan

    just kidding

  • Comment 35, posted at 04.02.11 19:23:19 by chaz Reply

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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 33) : Nice :)

  • Comment 36, posted at 04.02.11 19:24:57 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 34) : @robdylan (Comment 36) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 37, posted at 04.02.11 19:31:49 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • cheetahs just wacked southern kings 45-17 :oops: :oops: :oops:

  • Comment 38, posted at 04.02.11 21:50:46 by ruggabugga Reply

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  • I still rate kanko as the best no 8 for the sharks and for the boks!

  • Comment 39, posted at 05.02.11 01:11:30 by Ben Reply
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  • @ruggabugga (Comment 38) : hmmm is it true that the bulls are playing against themselves this weekend to make sure they get a win? :twisted:

  • Comment 40, posted at 05.02.11 07:44:32 by Original Champion Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 17) : Keegan Daniel, the *real* Tiger Woods of rugby…

  • Comment 41, posted at 05.02.11 08:06:22 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @Original Champion (Comment 40) : we’re in no position to throw stones :)

  • Comment 42, posted at 05.02.11 08:54:56 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 41) : except I don’t believe Keegan is a man-whore… :)

  • Comment 43, posted at 05.02.11 08:55:47 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 42) : How about brandy and coke then?

  • Comment 44, posted at 05.02.11 09:03:34 by Original Champion Reply
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  • @Original Champion (Comment 44) : Then you won’t make it to the game…

  • Comment 45, posted at 05.02.11 09:29:39 by Charlie Reply

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  • GO BLITZBOKKE !!! :o :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 46, posted at 05.02.11 09:30:17 by Charlie Reply

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  • PAUL JORDAAN !!! GAS MAAAANNNNN !!!!!!!

  • Comment 47, posted at 05.02.11 09:35:18 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 47) : Which province is he from?

  • Comment 48, posted at 05.02.11 09:36:21 by Original Champion Reply
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  • @Original Champion (Comment 40) : @robdylan (Comment 42) :
    We have already played against ourselves – and lost.

  • Comment 49, posted at 05.02.11 09:43:40 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Original Champion (Comment 48) : I know he was at Grey Kollege…

  • Comment 50, posted at 05.02.11 09:48:34 by Charlie Reply

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  • HARD LUCK BLITZBOKKE :sad:

  • Comment 51, posted at 05.02.11 09:49:09 by Charlie Reply

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  • Well that was a blow out . . .

    Lets hope for a better result this afternoon.

    Tonight can go either way, we know Stormers are in better shape than the Lions, so either we`ll be elated or devastated LOL

    Lets be positive guys!

  • Comment 52, posted at 05.02.11 09:50:27 by Original Champion Reply
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  • ;-) @Original Champion (Comment 52) :

  • Comment 53, posted at 05.02.11 09:51:30 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 50) : @Original Champion (Comment 48) : don’t you okes read ANY of the articles here? We have mentioned on about 100 occasions in the last 6 months that Jordaan has signed with the Sharks :mrgreen:

  • Comment 54, posted at 05.02.11 10:34:32 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 54) : Good to know! Tell me he`s a centre!

  • Comment 55, posted at 05.02.11 11:19:21 by Original Champion Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 54) : Hey Rob, are the 2011 Academy signings still regarded as classified information?
    PS not the main ones that you’ve already confirmed.

  • Comment 56, posted at 05.02.11 11:25:49 by beet Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 54) : You better do your work, it’s what you get paid for…Maybe it was mentioned in one of those 100 long articles… :twisted:

  • Comment 57, posted at 05.02.11 11:26:49 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Original Champion (Comment 55) : inside centre/ flyhalf

  • Comment 58, posted at 05.02.11 11:28:15 by war1 Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 58) : hmmmm How soon can he join us?

    It`d be interesting to see if the Lambie/Bosman combination is more effective tonight. Maybe things broke down because Lambie had to move to fullback on Tuesday?

  • Comment 59, posted at 05.02.11 11:44:22 by Original Champion Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 56) : I have a man on the inside, of course… will reveal them in due course

  • Comment 60, posted at 05.02.11 11:53:37 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Original Champion (Comment 59) : look, I don’t think our situation is anywhere near desperate enough that we have to throw an 18 year old into Super Rugby :)

    Remember that Bosman and JLP formed a superb combo for the Cheetahs 2 years ago. They will also gel, even if Pat does end up at fullback.

  • Comment 61, posted at 05.02.11 11:54:52 by robdylan Reply
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  • If Pat ends up at FB I will be forced to resort to harsh language and throwing sticky wet biltong at the television. I know it’s tough with a talent like his which can adapt to the backline at the drop of a hat, but for Pete’s sake (and by the way, who was Pete?) he didn’t stick 25 points on the board on the Day of Days as a fullback. If that wasn’t a sign from above that our hallowed Young Dude is supposed to wear the 10, then what else do we need? Angels playing harps on the sideline? A massive great finger of light descending from the heavens to the calls of trumpets? Cherabim and seraphim cavorting in fluffy white clouds forming a halo around him? Pushing Pat from pillar to post, irrespective of whether he is just glad to be out there, is going to do him a serious disservice in the long run. And in the process is going to do the team a serious disservice. He’s not Morne Steyn, he’s not Frans Steyn, he’s Patrick Lambie. Original. Irreplaceable. And perhaps South African rubgy’s greatest long-term asset. Here endeth the sermon.

  • Comment 62, posted at 05.02.11 12:09:02 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @Original Champion (Comment 59) : He is contracted to the sevens squad. He will join the academy when the Currie cup starts.

  • Comment 63, posted at 05.02.11 12:12:49 by war1 Reply
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  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 62) : Lambie for flyhalf!

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  • Just have to share this: latest retweet: Chuck Norris destroyed the periodic table because he only recognised the element of surprise.

  • Comment 65, posted at 05.02.11 12:18:19 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 62) : sounded like you were about to start up a hymn there… :)

    I agree with you, BTW… I would always pick him at flyhalf where possible, but it’s gonna be a long season and maybe a game or two at fullback could have some benefits… for one, it might give him a little bit of respite from the mental torture that playing flyhalf entails. It might also allow him to hone his counter-attacking skills from a position where he has a bit more space and time.

    Jacques-Louis Potgieter is also a fine flyhalf and it makes no sense to play Pat into the ground when we have such quality depth in the squad.

  • Comment 66, posted at 05.02.11 12:21:56 by robdylan Reply
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  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 62) : That for me is the million dollar question this season. How much better is Pat Lambie the flyhalf still going to get – has he almost peaked or was his 2010 season ending form just the tip of the iceberg? If it’s the latter, he is going to be huge.

  • Comment 67, posted at 05.02.11 12:23:08 by beet Reply
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  • Agree Rob, specially considering that rather large rugby tournament looming in September… Playing him into the ground is not an option this year, and one or two games at FB would probably round him out nicely. What I have an issue with is starting him at FH then switching him to FB half way through a game. I have never played rugby. Was a showjumper and tennis player (thighs of steel and a wicked double handed backhand) So I can’t attest to the mental torture you speak of at FH, but can appreciate the pressure of expectation it puts on the incumbent. But pressure is relative… It’s how you handle it that counts. Lesser men than Pat have managed without the added pressure of being just as good in another position. Which kind of moves on nicely to Beet’s point: I would like to think that the 2010 finale was the tip of the iceberg, and a glimpse of things to come. Once Pat’s naivety regarding his age and ability has passed and he fully appreciates that he is where he is because he deserves to be, I think he will mature into one of the finest players this country has yet to produce. In my humble opinion (and it is humble, because I know relatively little about rugby) Pat is driven and a lot hungrier than his natural humility will allow him to express. I think there’s a touch of dark horse beneath the boyish exterior – a wolf in sheep’s clothing if you will (no obvious pun intended) – which when he learns to harness properly will take him to the pinnacle of this sport. If I’m wrong (and I rarely am coz I’m a woman) then I’ll retire from public life and become a Blue Bulls supporter.

  • Comment 68, posted at 05.02.11 13:00:03 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 17) : Amen to that comment!

  • Comment 69, posted at 05.02.11 13:03:29 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 62) : Now *that’s* a sermon I can really get into…

  • Comment 70, posted at 05.02.11 13:21:44 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 67) : I’m leaning towards the tip of the iceberg myself; after all, I think he’s already demonstrated the requisite temperament and talent. What he lacks is experience, a commodity that can only improve him. Other than a serious injury, it’s hard to think that there could be anything that might cause him to regress.

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