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|Full name||Keegan Rhys Daniel|
5 March 1985 |
Humansdorp, South Africa
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||96 kg (15 st 2 lb)|
|School(s) attended||Dale College, King William's Town|
|Playing position||Loose Forward|
|Current club||Sharks / Sharks (Currie Cup)|
|2006–2014||Sharks (Currie Cup)||104||(165)|
|2009||Sharks Invitational XV||2||(12)|
|2016–present||Sharks (Currie Cup)||6||(0)|
|2006||South Africa Under-21||5||(15)|
|2010–2012||South Africa (test)||5||(0)|
|2010–2012||South Africa (tour)||1||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and points correct as of 9 October 2016.
Daniel came onto the provincial scene in the Super Rugby competition which earned him a place in the South Africa Under-21 team. Daniel represented them in the 2006 Under 21 Rugby World Championship in France where South Africa 24–13 lost in the final to the hosts. He was nominated for player of the tournament and went on to claim the South African Under-21 Player of the Year for 2006. He has the ability to play flanker, wing, fly-half and fullback because of his blistering speed and good kicking ability.
Since then, Daniel has played for the Sharks at Super Rugby level. In the 2008 season, he earned Man of the Match awards in consecutive games against 2007 winners the Bulls and the high-flying Blues, scoring three tries in the process. His first try against the Blues came after just 16 seconds in the game – a record at Super Rugby level.
On 30 October 2010, Daniel was selected to tour with the Springboks in their November tour of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. He was not selected as a part of the initial squad of 39 but was later added after his performances in the Currie Cup semi-final and final.