Rugby

Kings lure Adongo to PE

2013-01-02 15:00
Daniel Adongo (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Super Rugby newcomers, the Southern Kings, have signed promising Kenyan forward Daniel Adongo for the duration of the Super Rugby season.

The 23-year-old has had stints at the Sharks and Bulls and most recently played for New Zealand side, Couties Manakau, in New Zealand's ITM Cup.

According to Die Burger's website, Adongo is currently contracted to the Potchesftroom-based Leopards, and is being loaned to the Kings for the Super Rugby season. His team-mate at the Leopards, hooker Edgar Marutlulle, is also joining the Port Elizabeth side on loan for the competition.

The 1.98m and 113kg Adongo can be utilised at either lock or flank.

He told his birth country's Daily Nation website he can't wait to finally make his Super Rugby debut.

“I am so delighted that I should realise my dream of playing in Super Rugby after only having played for Blue Bulls in build up towards the 2012 Super Rugby,” he said.

He also thoroughly enjoyed his stint in New Zealand.

“My first season with the Counties has been superb and eventful, having been part of the team that won the Championship,” said Adongo.

Counties Manukau beat Otago 41-16 to qualify for the ITM Cup Premiership at the end of October.

The victory secured Counties’ first piece of silverware since winning the old second division in 1993.

Adongo is due to arrive in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday.

NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
30 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 

Quiz: Test your Rio Olympics memory!

Think you know what went on at the Rio Olympics? Prove it by tackling Sport24's ridiculously impossible yet highly addictive post-Games quiz!

 
 

Rio Olympics

GALLERY: SA's Rio Olympic medallists
As it happened: Rio Olympics - Day 17
Selecting 6 numbers turned Britain into Olympic superpower
Caster cranks up the heat in Rio semi
 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

Follow all the action from the 2016 Rio Olympics. The highs, the lows, the tears, the smiles as the world's greatest athletes compete for gold, silver and bronze.

Latest blogs
Vote

The Kings will play this year's Currie Cup in the "B" First Division. How will this impact their Super Rugby participation next year?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.