ARTICLES RELATING TO TANK LANNING

The future of rugby...

2016-05-26 09:52

As human attention spans shrink and T20 cricket bolsters interest in a struggling sport, Tank Lanning ponders the future of rugby...

SA rugby needs a ‘Draft Day’

2016-05-12 08:03

Ditch the academies says Tank Lanning, put the money into club structures, force youngsters to play a year of amateur rugby, and implement a draft day.

Who is the racist now?

2016-04-28 06:53

Tank Lanning reckons the ANC was happy to use the lack of merit based selections as a reason to boycott SA sport in the 80s, yet now want to implement exactly that.

Coetzee: Ja, well, no fine

2016-04-14 07:30

“Fine” is not a word Tank Lanning wants on his tombstone, as it is the definition of taking the path most trod, but this is how he feels about Coetzee’s appointment.

Empower the TMO

2016-03-31 08:32

If we are going to use TMOs, Tank Lanning reckons we should empower them to make the final decision, rather than just answer restrictive questions.

Scrum remains a match decider

2016-03-17 08:52

There may be less than 10 of them per game, but as seen in Round 3 of Vodacom Super Rugby, much to the joy of Tank Lanning, the scrum remains a match decider.

Pass the Prozac please

2016-03-03 07:31

There is plenty to love about rugby says Tank Lanning, but just right now, the big man is feeling a smidgen despondent about the game.

Super 18 a result for SA

2016-02-18 13:24

Moan all you like about the new Super Rugby format, but Tank Lanning sees four SA sides competing for three quarter-final spots as a good result.

Spineless Hoskins beats hasty retreat

2016-02-02 09:28

Tank Lanning sees SARU president Oregan Hoskins’ distancing of himself from his CEO as a yellow bellied retreat in order to protect his own gravy stained tie!

Bok coach: Time for change has come

2015-10-29 09:17

Before asking if Heyneke Meyer is the right man for the job, it seems apt to first define the job, something Tank Lanning has duly done.

 

Lions keeping it simple

2016-05-19 20:49

The Lions have got a lot right this year, but their culture of simplicity, continuity, and empowerment stand out for Tank Lanning.

Four key lessons

2016-05-05 08:00

Ten rounds into Super Rugby and Tank Lanning has four key lessons for the SA coaches who, much to the big man’s joy, are playing with more ball in hand.

Ditch that damn Bok!

2016-04-21 09:52

Why give no name brands in parliament the ability to score cheap political points? Ditch the Springbok says Tank Lanning, and then watch it grow!

Prop trickery or stupidity?

2016-04-07 08:15

Did Cheetahs coach Franco Smith pull a rabbit out the hat by starting his second string props, asks Tank Lanning, or did he publicly admit to a dreadful selection?

Cheeky must fall

2016-03-24 08:28

Cheeky Watson has done an enormous amount of good for SA Rugby, but right now he is the poison in PE and Tank Lanning says he needs to depart.

Make Ackermann Bok coach

2016-03-10 08:20

Stuff it, says Tank Lanning, forget this hogwash about him not being ready for the job - Let’s make Lions coach Johan Ackermann the Bok coach.

Don’t mess with the Boks!

2016-02-25 08:54

Tasking the next Springbok coach with transformation is a cop out and an admittance that all other attempts in this arena have failed says, says Tank Lanning.

Who pays Pollard’s salary?

2016-02-11 08:24

Players may be happy to skip an off-season, instead of chasing cash in Japan, but Tank Lanning suggests that it might be the insurers who demand one.

Eddie Jones a Bok option?

2015-11-05 13:23

Heyneke Meyer seems set be in charge of the Boks for the next four years, but Tank Lanning has two very left field options.

Boks at a canter!

2015-10-15 07:46

The breakdown will be fun and both defences are good, but Tank Lanning sees the Springboks emerging victorious against Wales.

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