Front Row Grunt

Rugby … with cauliflower ears

mccaw de villiers

January 15, 2015
by Tank
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Cowboys do cry

If Michael Clarke’s superb handling of Phil Hughes’ death taught us one thing, it is that cowboys do cry … well, cowboys comfortable enough in their own skin to admit that they care! Tweet


January 13, 2015
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EINA! Bakkies snaps his finger

Bok enforcer, Bakkies Botha, not shy of the tough stuff on a rugby field, did himself a serious mischief playing against Racing Metro on the weekend. No piano playing career for the big man after his rugby career … Tweet


November 27, 2014
by Tank

Phil Hughes died a Gladiator

Modern day sportsman like Phil Hughes are Gladiators – willing to push both the physical and mental envelope in order to make sport the spectacle it is says Tank Lanning in his Sport24 column. Tweet

first tackle in early

November 26, 2014
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WIN tickets to the Tens

Early Bird tickets to the world’s biggest Tens rugby tournament, Cape Town 10s, cost R130.00, and we are giving away 4 sets of double tickets right here. Tweet

Heyneke Meyer ii

November 20, 2014
by Tank

Meyer treads conservative path

Picking Oosthuizen ahead of Redelinghuys at tighthead should hardly be deemed conservative, but given the Meyer pecking order, he is next in line, as are most selections this week against a side ranked 14th in the world, sadly.  Tweet

mad scientist

November 6, 2014
by Tank
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Meyer back to mad scientist

No specialist tightheads in South Africa says Heyneke Meyer? Well, would stick around if the national coach was picking a retreaded loosehead who can’t scrum ahead of you asks Tank Lanning in his Sport24 column. Tweet

Tighthead - shaven back

October 30, 2014
by Tank
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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