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Tighthead - shaven back

October 30, 2014
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Absurd to pick 4 looseheads

Given that tighthead prop is a position highlighted by Heyneke Meyer as one lacking in depth, Tank Lanning finds it absurd that Heyneke Meyer can only find space for 2 of them in a 36 man squad. Tweet

Julian Redelinghuys

October 27, 2014
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Redelinghuys cracks Bok nod

Julian Redelinghuys is deservedly one of 5 newcomers included in the Bok EOYT squad, but concerningly, is 1 of only 2 tightheads in the squad. Coenie Oosthuizen is back, perhaps as a tighthead as well! Tweet

lionssupporters

October 23, 2014
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Porn for Props

“Prop Porn” is how Tank Lanning describes the Lions scrum in his Sport24 column, saying that it is right up there with the Bajada given their call to skip the hook, instead going for a mini 8 man shove on … Continue reading

Boela Abrahams

October 20, 2014
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Heyneke spreads Bok net wide

Ever heard of Boela Abrahams? Us neither. But he is in Stellenbosch this week as part of the eight extra players invited to the Springboks’ pre EOYT to UK training camp. Tweet

WP vs Lions

October 20, 2014
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It’s a WP vs Lions final

WP will host the Lions at Newlands in the Currie Cup final after WP beat the Blue Bulls 31-23 in Cape Town, and the Lions demolished the Sharks 50-20 in Johannesburg. Tweet

Meyer and De Villiers

October 7, 2014
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Bok bench needs better management

As the Boks ease into a wonderfully exciting new dawn, there remains some doubt around coach Heyneke Meyer’s feeling for the actual flow of the game and his use of the assets on the bench. Tweet