Front Row Grunt

Rugby … with cauliflower ears

Wales v South Africa - Autumn International - Principality Stadium

November 27, 2016
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Toothless Boks euthanized

More possession, more territory and more carries for the Boks, but given the toothless attack and disorganisation, it was the Welsh who easily prevailed where it counts. Tweet

England lineout

November 14, 2016
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Big Boks ditch lineout contest

With 3 locks in the pack and Willem Alberts at 6, Saturday’s Springbok lineout was a veritable forest of tall timber, yet their contesting of the England feed was virtually non-existent! Tweet


November 9, 2016
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Surely RjvR trumps DdA?

Rookie Rohan janse van Rensburg who onto the Super Rugby scene this year vs Damien de Allende who looked somewhat ordinary in a disjointed Stormers team. Tank Lanning and Zelím Nel argue the case. Tweet


November 2, 2016
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To Baa or not to Baa?

The Baa Baas are the stuff of rugby lore and a career highlight for many. TANK LANNING and ZELIM NEL debate whether this renowned exhibition match still warrants it’s place on a cluttered professional rugby calendar. Tweet

Adriaan Strauss Blue Label

October 27, 2016
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Why take Strauss on tour?

Tank Lanning, writing in his Sport24 column, loves the look of the Bok squad for the Baa Baa game, but in taking Adriaan Strauss on tour, thinks the Boks are missing an ideal opportunity to experiment.   Tweet