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Wed Apr 23 16:06:31 SAST 2014

Daniel relishing Stormers rematch

TEAMtalk Media | 22 July, 2012 09:190 Comments
Super Rugby Qualifying Final - Reds v Sharks
Keegan Daniel of the Sharks in action during the Super Rugby playoff between the Reds and the Sharks at Suncorp Stadium on July 21, 2012 in Brisbane, Australia
Image by: Bradley Kanaris / Getty Images

Sharks skipper Keegan Daniel is relishing a rematch with the Stormers in next weekend's Super Rugby semi-final.

His side turned in a superb defensive performance to end the Reds' title defence with a comprehensive 30-17 win on Saturday.

The Sharks repelled everything the Reds threw at them to score three tries to two and set up a semi against the Stormers in Cape Town.

"I think the boys will be looking forward to the Stormers challenge," said Daniel.

"We lost heavily there last time but this is finals football and if you win by one point, you win by one point."

After racing to a 17-0 lead in the first 20 minutes, the Sharks then held on for a comfortable win despite having only 31 percent of the possession.

The Sharks defence was outstanding, with their forward pack dominant and their backline able to keep the Reds' dangerous back three under control.

Daniel acknowledged that his side's defensive effort had proved the difference.

"That's what wins games and the boys put their bodies on the line," he said.

"It was very physical and hats off to both sides, there were some big hits in that game.

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