Front Row Grunt

Rugby … with cauliflower ears

October 24, 2019
by Tank
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It’s all about respect!

Law abiding to a fault, the respect for one’s fellow human, and the space we share, is other worldly, and to Tank Lanning’s mind, the primary reason life in Japan is just so orderly.

October 17, 2019
by Tank
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Bongi and Lood start

The Springboks have reverted to the starting XV and replacements that recorded a 49-3 victory over Italy a fortnight ago for the do-or-die Rugby World Cup quarter-final against Japan in Tokyo on Sunday. Continue reading

October 8, 2019
by Tank
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Players off, coaches on

Rassie Erasmus and his coaching team will hit the analysis suite hard in the next two days while the players recharge their batteries after completing a 10-try rout of Canada on Tuesday.

November 25, 2018
by Tank
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Wales shut down Bok lineout

As part of a tactical ploy reckons TANK LANNING, coach Warren Gatland limited the Boks to just 5 lineouts in the game, putting the lid on a key attacking Bok asset.

November 13, 2018
by Tank
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This is just taking the piss!

Skew scrum feeds rob rugby of the promised contest says TANK LANNING, but this new feed under the flank’s chest is just pulling the piss says the big man.

November 12, 2018
by Tank
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Rassie’s beer glass remains half full

Tank Lanning Last week, the Boks were the width of a rugby post away from beating England at Twickenham. This week, they were a layer of dubbin away from losing to the French in Paris.

November 5, 2018
by Tank
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Boks can’t blame the ref

Tank Lanning All the talk will be around the match officials handling of Owen Farrell’s last-minute tackle on Andre Esterhuizen – quite palpably a dangerous shoulder charge that should have resulted in a penalty to the Boks, if not a … Continue reading

July 18, 2018
by Tank
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Best of Super Rugby – the backs

Last week it was the voories, this week it is the show-ponies. With just the playoffs to come, TANK and ZELIM debate which backs were the greatest in Super Rugby history!

July 17, 2018
by Tank
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Craven Week is like Seal Island!

It’s like a Great White feeding frenzy at Seal Island! Instead, Tank Lanning suggests putting a few skilled regional scouts in place, and recruiting from outside the over hyped and politically burdened Craven Week.