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Rugby … with cauliflower ears

RUGBYU-RC-16-NZL-RSA

September 18, 2016
by Tank
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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

shake-things-up

September 14, 2016
by Tank
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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

Warren-Whiteley

September 14, 2016
by Tank
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What to do with Whiteley?

With Willem Alberts called into the Bok squad, there is talk of him replacing Warren Whiteley at No8. As part of Vodacom Rugby’s BIG DEBATE, Tank reckons that would be a big mistake. Tweet

Adriaan Strauss Blue Label

September 7, 2016
by Tank
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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

leadership-vs-management

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

rugbyiq

August 18, 2016
by Tank
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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