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Get to know your team – Keegan Daniel

Written by Scott Bevan (The Hobbit)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 13 Sep 2013 at 11:33
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Keegan Rhys Daniel, born in the rural farming town of Humansdorp, started his education at Gonubie Primary before moving off to one of South Africa’s finest rugby nurseries, Dale College Boy’s High School.

Keegan Daniel - courtesy ZimbioDaniel came onto the provincial scene in the from the Sharks Academy in the 2006 Super Rugby competition which earned him a well-deserved place in the South African under 21 team. Daniel was nominated for player of the tournament, where South Africa lost in the final and he went on to claim the South African u21 player of the year for 2006.

Keegan had a superb 2008 season where he earned man of the match awards in consecutive Super Rugby games against 2007 winners the Vodacom Blue Bulls and Auckland Blues, scoring 3 tries in that game.

Keegan holds the Super 14 record for fastest try, scoring against the Blues in 16 second after kick-off (Bryan Habana holds the all-time record of 8 seconds)

In 2010 Keegan was selected to tour with the Springboks in their outgoing tour to England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. He was not selected as a part of the initial squad but was later added after his performances in the Currie Cup semi-final and final.

In 2012, Sharks’ coach John Plumtree appointed Daniel Sharks captain for the 2012 Super XV season. Jacques Botes was handed the captain’s arm band for the 2013 Currie cup campaign due to Keegan suffering an injury prior to the opening match against the Griquas.

Keegan has been capped 96 times in both the Currie cup and Super Rugby, scoring 31 tries in the Currie cup and 15 in Super Rugby.

FULL NAME Keegan Rhys
HEIGHT 188 cm
BIRTH DATE 05 March 1985
BIRTH PLACE Humansdorp
PRIMARY SCHOOL Gonubie Primary
SECONDARY SCHOOL Dale College, King William’s Town

(Info was gathered from , and Wikipedia)


  • Keegan, you biscuit.

  • Comment 1, posted at 13.09.13 11:48:56 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • I remember that game in 2008 so well!!

    1 March 2008, Loftus, my 18th birthday. Got tickets to the game as birthday present, and had the pleasure of watching the Bulls fans go from thinking they’ve won, to leaving the stadium in tears 5 minutes later (also 5 minutes before the game even ended, but you know how Bulls supporters are)

  • Comment 2, posted at 13.09.13 11:54:03 by Die Kriek Reply

  • @Die Kriek (Comment 2) :

    Isnt that the game that led to a million Bulls jokes?
    Like “how do you record the champagne?”.

    Or was that the Cheetahs game when Ollie smoked the cigar afters?

  • Comment 3, posted at 13.09.13 13:02:39 by VinChainSaw Reply
  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 3) : The re-corking of champagne is reserved for Sharks fans….2007 Super 14 Final.

  • Comment 4, posted at 13.09.13 13:54:13 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Braveheart again. Someone needs to take the Sharks team to the movies.

  • Comment 5, posted at 13.09.13 14:12:47 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 5) : You cant knock a classic

  • Comment 6, posted at 13.09.13 14:18:14 by The Hobbit Reply
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  • @The Hobbit (Comment 6) : I’m just saying it might be time to consider some more recent classics. There’s the one with this halfling that goes on an adventure and it plays out in Middle Earth… I think they’d enjoy it 😉

  • Comment 7, posted at 13.09.13 14:28:21 by vanmartin Reply
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  • They should watch The Replacements. It has my all time favorite quote in: “Pain heals, chicks dig scars, glory lasts forever.” Used to watch that movie before a rugby game to get me pumped up.

  • Comment 8, posted at 13.09.13 15:27:27 by KingRiaan Reply

  • @vanmartin (Comment 7) : spot on, nothing like watching halfings amble across a countryside to Mordor 🙂

  • Comment 9, posted at 16.09.13 08:31:08 by The Hobbit Reply
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