Blue Bulls sign Adongo

2011-11-14 14:22

Johannesburg - The Blue Bulls announced on Monday the signing of utility forward Daniel Adongo of the Sharks until October 2013.

The 22-year-old Kenyan player has been a member of the Sharks Academy in recent years and represented the Sharks at under-19, under -21 and Vodacom Cup level, playing in all 10 of the Sharks XV's matches in 2011, and scoring three tries.

Adongo was also part of the Sharks' Super Rugby team that played in a pre-season tournament against the Stormers and Lions in Cape Town earlier this year.

The Nairobi-born player is equally adept playing at lock or loose forward and with his express pace, also played wing for the Sharks at age-group level.

Adongo said he was excited about the move to Loftus Versfeld.

"I want to thank the Sharks for the chance they have given me to play rugby and all they have taught me about the game through the Sharks Academy, and also the senior Sharks training squad," Adongo said.

"I am very excited about my move to the Bulls. I look forward to the challenge of proving myself from scratch and it is a privilege to become part of the Union."

Adongo said he hoped to play a significant and constructive role in Bulls history going forward.

Head of Blue Bulls rugby, Heyneke Meyer, said the athletic forward should be a perfect fit.

"Dan offers a lot to any team with his size and pace and I am looking forward to see him develop and progress at the Bulls in the next couple of years," said Meyer.


  • Bakkies - 2011-11-14 14:34

    whoze this guy and wheres he from?

      Lionel - 2011-11-14 14:47

      Read the article:):):)

      Chris - 2011-11-14 15:28

      His name is Daniel Adongo. He is from kenia, Nairobi to be excact. Like Lioel said, read the article.

      Jan - 2011-11-14 15:37

      It was Lionel who said it Chris. Is his name Daniel Adongo ? Is he from Kenia ? You think we should read the article ?

      Lunga - 2011-11-14 17:16

      Hi Bakkies. His name is Gerrie and he's from Nelspruit. But, of course you'd know that if you took the time to read an article that was infront of you. Hope you're good.

  • steven.chiaberta - 2011-11-14 15:12

    Good luck Dan, give em horns!!

  • Priester - 2011-11-14 15:42

    I have mixed feelings about this. He is a good player but I am a strong supporter of developing local talent and investing in our youth. We do not need imports from other countries. Home grown is best! Having said this I will support him and welcome him to our Bulls family. Blou Bul Groete!

      Lionel - 2011-11-14 15:49

      Priester,when you talk about "home grown",are you talking about Cape Town?????

      Priester - 2011-11-14 16:02

      @ Lionel Home grown is SA. I do reside in Mosselbay and have a soft spot for the WC but grew up in the old NTVL, hence my loyalty to my beloved Bulls.

      Lionel - 2011-11-14 16:20

      Just checking Priester:):):):)

  • Bernard - 2011-11-14 15:58

    The Bulls are building an interesting team. This chap is obviously pretty athletic. The move away from kick and chase to a more "up-to-date" pattern seems pretty obvious to me. I hope Morne Steyn catches on, though. Go Bulls. Looking forward to seeing something a bit different in future.

      Priester - 2011-11-14 16:05

      @Bernard, agree 100% Can't wait for the new season.

      Priester - 2011-11-14 16:12

      @ Bernard where did you catch that perfect specimen? Sure is a Galjoen to be proud of!

      Lionel - 2011-11-14 16:20

      @Bernard,that is a beaut of a Galjoen,Priester,I am not sure if you are familiar with Strandfontein beach here in Cape Town,close to Muizenberg,the boys have also pulled out some beauts there as well!!!!!

      Priester - 2011-11-14 16:30

      @Lionel I know where it is but have never fished there. Some of the guys in Mosselbay also caught beauts at Kanon and Vleesbaai.

  • Robert - 2011-11-14 19:59

    Another Spies who can't tackle so he would fit in perfectly. I can see a few more talented bulls young players leaving. Can't see Arno Botha, Tecklenburg, Stander staying for too long

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