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#1 Owen Meany

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 09:18 AM

Friday, 26 July 2013 06:40

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Daniel Adongo, the 23 year old Kenyan international rugby player has just hit the big league. The champ has just been signed by one of American Football's greatest teams, The Indianapolis Colts.
Adongo, who played for the Southern Kings of Super 15 Rugby replaces tight end Wesley Saunders, who was released after he was suspended last week for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances.
Adongo played 13 matches for the Steelers in last years's NPC before heading back to South Africa to join the Kings.
The Colts announced his aqcuisation on their website.
"The Indianapolis Colts today signed outside linebacker Daniel Adongo and waived tight end Weslye Saunders.
“We are excited as an organization with the acquisition of Daniel Adongo,” said General Manager Ryan Grigson. “He is not only an elite athlete and rising international rugby player, but he is an exceptional competitor and human being that has the right makeup for our sport. We all look forward to watching his growth and development in the ensuing weeks.”
Adongo, 6-5, 257 pounds, is a 23-year-old Kenyan national who most recently played for the Southern Kings of Super 15 Rugby, the highest level of pro rugby in the world. Previously, he played in the 2012 Varsity Cup for the University of Pretoria Tuks and is currently working towards earning his degree from the school. In 2011, Adongo was signed by the Vodacom Blue Bulls, but was released from his contact after six months to join the New Zealand ITM Cup team Counties Manukau.
Adongo graduated from Strathmore High School (Nairobi, Kenya) in 2006 and attended the University of South Africa the following year. He also attended the Sharks Academy, a rugby academy accredited by South African Rugby, and made his senior debut in the 2010 Vodacom Cup. In addition, Adongo played for the Kenya Harlequins junior team before going on to play for Kenya’s U-18 and U-19 national teams.
Saunders was originally signed by the Colts on October 16, 2012. He played in 11 games (four starts) last season and recorded two receptions for 15 yards."
We are happy for Adongo and wish him all the best. This is quite a year for Kenyan athletes. Go Kenya!!

 

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 11:01 AM

Ja geluk na hom , het vanaand gesien op die nuus , ook 'n Maori laaitie 6ft10 140kg wat optrial is by Philadephia . Beter daar dink ek .


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Posted 26 July 2013 - 11:03 AM

Wonder hoekom hy dit nie in rugby kon maak nie. Daar moet iewers fout wees met die man.


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Posted 26 July 2013 - 11:59 AM

Maybe he is not built for 80 minutes, maybe he is built more for stop start attack and defense style sport...Good luck to him...Africas very own SBW, a sportsman who does not know what to do, maybe Adongo needs to take up boxing as well :)


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Posted 26 July 2013 - 02:27 PM

Problem is he can't catch a ball.


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Posted 26 July 2013 - 02:34 PM

Problem is he can't catch a ball.

 

Line Backers aren't there to catch the ball.  They exist just to kill people on the offensive side of the ball. Go search Ray Lewis on Youtube.  One of the best Linebackers in the NFL.  That's essentially the position that Adongo will try to play.


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Posted 30 July 2013 - 10:57 AM

ka-ching...pay day !


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Posted 30 July 2013 - 11:50 AM

The funny thing is you look at his build, and you look at Pierre Sp[ies's build and then you look at Juan Smith or Duane Vermeulen, it will show you that being ripped does not make you a good rugby player


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Posted 30 July 2013 - 01:04 PM

The funny thing is you look at his build, and you look at Pierre Sp[ies's build and then you look at Juan Smith or Duane Vermeulen, it will show you that being ripped does not make you a good rugby player

 

Many moons ago, before it was hip to be ripped like this to play rugby, we had a guy (Manny) who was a pro body builder.  Manny joined our rugby team and when I saw him I thought here is an effective 8th man, but the coach had other ideas and was probably swayed by Manny's big muscles so he put the guy in the frontrow.  Needless to say, Manny had all the muscles and zero technique which helped us squat!  Many was down on the deck at least four times in a match and missed every third match.  I just do not believe that muscle built by body building techniques will be better than natural strength.  Look at guys like Rob Louw, Jan Boland-Coetzee, Morne du Plessis, Juan Smith and some other string-bean players that were hard as nails.  Spies for all the muscle he carries is not even close to a guy like Rob Louw or even AJ Venter in his prime.


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Posted 30 July 2013 - 01:31 PM

We had a guy in army, we called him Rambo, this oke was ripped and built, but fok me during basics he really struggled. He could pick up some metal bars, but could he do push up, stand on his hands, hurk skoppe, run, no fokken way...he was actually useless unless you wanted to loosen a bottle top..


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