Keegan Daniel will win his 90th Currie Cup cap for the Sharks when he leads the team onto the field in Bloemfontein tomorrow evening.
With this year’s competition a bit shorter than in years gone by, it’s of course not possible for Keegan to get to the 100-cap milestone in 2012, but there’s nothing we’d like better than to see our skipper celebrate his 93rd Currie Cup appearance by holding the trophy aloft, and then going on to repeat the feat (and cross the 100-cap barrier) in 2013.
Next year, in fact, could be a magical one for Keegan if he manages to duplicate that feat at Super Rugby level too. He’s represented the Sharks on 83 occasions in the various guises of Super Rugby over the years and while 17 games in a season is a lot to expect, he did manage to get through 19 in this year’s campaign.
The most-capped player in the team this week is, of course, dual-centurion Jacques Botes, who earns a 109th cap this week. Third (after Daniel) is Odwa Ndungane, who plays for the 66th time, then Jean Deysel (48th) and Charl McLeod (44th).
Special mentions go to Anton Bresler, earning his 25th Currie Cup cap this week, and to Meyer Bosman, who takes his Sharks tally to 20 (although he obviously has well over 100 in total). Right down at the other end of the scale, though, Peet Marais is hoping to get just his fifth cap if he comes off the bench, whereas Allan Dell will be hoping to do the same, to earn his first.Tweet