Former Southern Kings utility forward Daniel Adongo has earned a place on the Indianapolis Colts roster and could make his NFL debut in Cincinnati on Sunday.
Kenyan-born Kings loose forward Daniel Adongo has made the leap from Super Rugby to the NFL.
The 4th Article in the set discussing the Southern Kings.
In this Article we look at the contenders for LOOSE FORWARDS in the Southern Kings 2013 Super Rugby group, and what their worth will be in Super Rugby terms.
Promising Kenyan forward Daniel Adongo has been released from his contract with the Blue Bulls after just six months.
The 3rd Article in the set discussing the Vodacom Bulls.
In this Article we look at the contenders for LOCKS in the Vodacom Bulls 2012 Super Rugby group, and what their worth will be in Super Rugby terms.
The Blue Bulls Company (Pty) Ltd is pleased to announce that after successful negotiations with the Sharks, utility forward Daniel Adongo will join the Vodacom Bulls with immediate effect and till October 2013. He was contracted at the Sharks till the end of 2011.
The Springboks are at risk of a white wash (losing all 4 Tri-nation tests matches) for the first time in tri-nations history. Desperate times indeed and that might explain some of the selections for this match.
The All Blacks have named their team to face the Springboks in a Tri-Nations test with Keven Mealamu being named as captain.
The All Blacks have rested 9 of their first choice players for this match including Dan Carter, captain Richie McCaw, number eight Kieran Read, lock Brad Thorn, prop Owen Franks, fullback Mils Muliaina and centre Conrad Smith.
Hooker Keven Mealamu has been named as All Blacks captain for the second time in a Test after he captained the All Blacks against Scotland in November 2008.
Wallabies (14) 22 / All Blacks (6) 23 (Final Score)
The Wallabies hosted the All Blacks in Sydney, Australia at 12:00 SA Time in the last 2010 Tri-Nations match. This is the match thread for discussion of the game. The match was broadcast live on SuperSport 1 on DSTV in SA.
The Wallabies led for most of the match and at one stage after halftime led by 19 / 6.
The All Blacks came from behind and ground out a penalty and 2 converted tries, thereafter closing out the win in the dying minutes.
All Blacks win 23 / 22 and are undefeated in the Tri-Nations. They are also now 10 in a row against Australia.
The Wallabies host the All Blacks in Sydney on Saturday 11 September 2010 for the last Tri-Nations match of the year at 12:00 SA Time. Can the All Blacks do a complete 6 from 6 Tri-Nations whitewash and can they go 10 in a row against the Wallabies?
The Wallabies have been warned that disrespecting the All Blacks’ haka could result in a fine from the International Rugby Board.
The ARU was recently forced to pay a £1000 ($1677) fine to Rugby World Cup Limited after the Wallaroos, Australia’s women’s rugby team, advanced on the Black Ferns mid-haka before their World Cup pool match in England last month.
The Wallabies will be forced to play their final TriNations match against New Zealand this weekend without winger Drew Mitchell.
This season could be the most important in the history of rugby union. We are entering a 12-month period that will define the game’s future, change the view we had of it looking back, and put down the foundations for global domination that will see rugby challenge the biggest spectator sports.
How does a team that came of such a high in 2009 hit such a low in 2010, more importantly, can it be fixed? Continue reading
Springboks (13) 39 / Wallabies (31) 41 (Final Score)
The Springboks hosted the Wallabies at Vodacom Park, Bloemfontein at 17:00 SA Time in their last Tri-Nations and Mandela Cup encounter of 2010. This is the match thread for discussion of the game. The match was broadcast live on SuperSport 1, M-Net, SuperSport HD in SA.
Australia first squandered a 25-point lead, to clinch the game on full time with a successful long distance penalty by Kurtley Beale. Final score Wallabies 41 / 39.
The Springboks host the Wallabies in thier last Tri-Nations and Mandela Plate encounter of 2010 against one another.
As far as Tri-Nations glory goes, this is a dead rubber apart from playing to avoid the wooden spoon.
We preview this game below.
The Wallaby coaching staff have replaced Saia Faingaa and Dean Mumm with the more experienced and hardened duo of Stephen Moore and Mark Chisholm. With some lineout wobbles in Pretoria and some less than perfect scrum work, a change here can’t be a bad thing.
The All Blacks have included uncapped flyhalf Colin Slade as cover for Dan Carter in the 26-man squad to face Australia in the TriNations.
Springboks coach Peter de Villiers’ mouth has gotten him in trouble again after he claimed that the Springboks were “100 per cent” in support of accused murderer and Bulls rugby prop Bees Roux.
A lot has been said about the way the Springboks seemed to have stagnated in their play. The most obvious direction to pass blame is towards PDV and his assistant coaches. They are the ones who must give direction to the team. They are also primarily responsible for selecting a group of players that can fit into a game plan that is required to win tests. Continue reading
South Africa will look to replicate the expansive game that saw them score five tries against Australia last week, when the Springboks and Wallabies go head-to-head in Bloemfontein on Saturday.
The possibility of further misery or a likely last chance in 2010 to get his Test-level act back together?
Am I the only one that thought the test at Loftus over the weekend between the Springboks and Australia was actually pretty good? Continue reading
Springbok coach Peter de Villiers had a simple statement for all those critical of the national team even though they had won this weekend: Either you’re for us or you’re against us.
Recordings of both After Match Press Conferences were made by me, both on Audio Format as well as seperately on Video Format.
The Audio Recordings:
The Video Recordings: The Videos are long, so they’ll take long to buffer before playing, hope you have proper broadband
Springboks (24) 44 / Wallabies (28) 31 (Final Score)
The Springboks hosted the Wallabies in their penultimate encounter against one another this year in the Tri-Nations at Loftus, Pretoria, South Africa at 17:00 SA Time. This is the match thread for discussion of the game. The game was broadcast live on SuperSport 1, SuperSport HD and M-Net with previews from 16:00 SA Time.
In a very strange match, the Springboks proved too tough for the Wallabies, running in 5 tries to 4.
What was apparent to me of this match was how severely off form Bryan Habana was the whole match and what a positive impact Chiliboy Ralepelle made as a substitute for a lacklustre John Smit.
Francois Hougaard is my Man Of The Match!
Victor Matfield did a lap of honour after the match to celebrate his 100th Test Cap.
Time for some tough decisions for Peter de Villiers….. put Bryan Habana and John Smit out to pasture, their time has come and gone!
Former Bulls coach Heyneke Meyer on Friday presented the Springbok jerseys to the Test team playing the Wallabies in a Tri-Nations Test at Loftus on Saturday.
For lock Victor Matfield this was a special occasion on the eve of his 100th Test match.
A few little tit-bits regarding the rest of the Tri-Nations of 2010.
Ex Test prop Toks van der Linde, now part-time TV presenter, will become the first Ex-Springbok to sing the National Anthem on-field ahead of the Tri-Nations clash between the Springboks and Wallabies at Loftus on Saturday.
The return of Quade Cooper to the flyhalf position represents one of just two changes to the Wallabies starting XV for Saturday’s Tri-Nations Test against South Africa in Pretoria.
The Wallabies have called on one of South Africa’s best known goalkickers to help improve their technique before the Pretoria Test on Saturday. Continue reading
If you want to know what has gone wrong with the Boks or what the All Blacks are doing right, why not just look at how they play? Continue reading
My first sales manager always used to tell me; ‘Don’t come to me with problems, come to me with solutions’. Continue reading
When a team loses as badly as the Springboks have done in recent weeks there are millions of theories around to try and answer why. I have my own, but it is very different from what has been suggested so far… Continue reading
The line between calling something as you see it and whining seems to be very fine, so call me a whiner if you like, but I am getting tired of being politically correct when criticising referees. Continue reading