Bok boss looking for Daniel "X-factor"
South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer believes Keegan Daniel can bring an "X-factor" to his side ahead of Saturday's clash with Argentina.
The Sharks captain has been one of his country's form players for a number of seasons but has struggled to establish himself in the national set-up.
However, after making his debut against England earlier this year, he has now been selected at number eight for the Springboks' opening Rugby Championship match against Argentina in Cape Town.
Daniel has got his chance due to an injury to Pierre Spies and Meyer believes he'll prove a more than adequate replacement.
"Pierre is one of the senior players and when you lose an experienced player like him it's a big setback," said Meyer. "But I'm glad for Keegan because it's a big opportunity for him and I'd like to see him taking it with both hands.
"It will be a hard, physical game on Saturday and we are looking to Keegan to bring that X-factor that can make a difference."