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Rugby … with cauliflower ears


September 18, 2016
by Tank

Bok defence in tatters

The Boks misses 22 of the 84 tackles they were asked to make for a dreadful 74% success rate. But perhaps most worrying is the clear failing of any sort of defensive system that they are trying to implement. Tweet


September 14, 2016
by Tank

Time to shake things up a bit

With a more aligned rugby calendar on the cards, Tank Lanning, writing in his Sport24 column, reckons we could really shake things up by playing the Currie Cup early and making it a Super Rugby qualifying tournament. Tweet

Gold Cup

September 8, 2016
by Tank
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Gold Cup is a go, go, go

Worcester will host the opening match of the Gold Cup – SA Rugby’s three-nation championship for non-university clubs – when Villagers host Rovers on Saturday. Tweet

Adriaan Strauss Blue Label

September 7, 2016
by Tank

What to do with Strauss?

Make no mistake, this bombshell retirement decision by Adriaan Strauss is one almighty stuff up, but what do we do now? As part of Vodacom Rugby’s BIG DEBATE, Tank puts forward the case for keeping him around. Tweet


August 25, 2016
by Tank
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Why all the negativity?

For Allister Coetzee and his new Bok team to get the deserved positivity and patience, Tank Lanning – in his Sport24 column -  reckons he requires the backing of a strong, open, honest leadership. Tweet


August 18, 2016
by Tank

Raising our Rugby IQ

If players just do the playing and coaches do the thinking, we will carry on creating robots instead of raising our general game IQ via collaboration says Tank Lanning in this week’s Sport24 column. Tweet

Powerade crop ii

August 15, 2016
by Tank
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Powering up the coaches

Like teaching someone to fish instead of giving them a fish to eat, so powering up SA’s coaches seems more clever than trying to reach every single individual athlete. Tweet