ARTICLES RELATING TO TANK LANNING

Experts in foot shooting

2016-09-29 07:39

Two steps forward, three steps back says Tank Lanning of the tragic Boland scenario, who sees SA Rugby becoming experts at shooting themselves in the foot.

Time to shake things up a bit

2016-09-15 08:08

With a more aligned rugby calendar on the cards, Tank Lanning reckons we could really shake things up by making the Currie Cup a Super Rugby qualifying tournament.

Positive and patient yes, but...

2016-08-25 07:50

For Allister Coetzee to get the deserved positivity and patience, Tank Lanning reckons he requires the backing of a strong, open, honest leadership.

What prop crisis?

2016-08-11 09:48

Allister Coetzee is off the mark in talking about a prop crisis says Tank Lanning, who takes a gander at the Bok squad before picking his match-day 23.

Time to be bold with Boland

2016-07-28 08:10

While the Kings implode, Alan Zondagh is quietly rejuvenating Boland Rugby, and Tank Lanning thinks it’s time to be bold and back them.

Bigger is not always better

2016-07-14 08:01

We have a pro rugby product in need of some TLC, but we also have a live match-day experience in dire need of some CPR, says Tank Lanning.

Kitshoff opens Pandora’s box

2016-06-30 09:37

Tank Lanning ponders the implications of selecting the impressive Steven Kitshoff, one of which could be a totally unnecessary swinger role for Trevor Nyakane.

Boks guilty of 'Churnalism'

2016-06-15 10:45

Churning the ball out to the player next to you in the hope of some individual brilliance is not the Bok plan Tank Lanning is willing to lose games for.

Selectors got SA ‘A’ tightheads wrong

2016-06-02 08:06

Buoyant at the look of the new Bok squad, Tank Lanning reckons there are better second tier tighthead props than the three selected for the new SA 'A' side.

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.

 

Franchise or province?

2016-09-22 09:36

Tank Lanning compares a provincial model that sees the Currie Cup feed Super Rugby, to a model that sees central contracting deliver equally strong franchises.

Viva the digital revolution

2016-09-08 08:28

Instead of asking us fans to be more polite on Twitter, Tank Lanning suggests showing us strategy to address the real issues in the game.

Raising our Rugby IQ

2016-08-18 07:43

If players just do the playing and coaches do the thinking, we will carry on creating robots instead of raising the game IQ via collaboration says Tank Lanning.

SA rugby meets Monty Python

2016-08-04 14:48

It’s Super Rugby final week and instead of backing the Lions, we are making like Monty Python with our “Premier” domestic tournament, writes Tank Lanning.

Get a bloody PVR!

2016-07-21 08:07

A mere seven days after asking for a better match day experience, Tank Lanning is incensed at a having to hack to a 19:00 game because of the Kiwi TV audience.

Pro rugby is bleeding

2016-07-07 23:00

The plummeting Super Rugby TV and stadium audiences are symptoms of a sport that is bleeding says Tank Lanning, who sees a silver lining in the amateur arm.

Bok breakdown the big worry

2016-06-23 07:47

Nineteen turnovers in two Tests is the big worry for Tank Lanning, who wonders if the Boks have too many cooks in the breakdown kitchen?

I’ll take a loss for change

2016-06-09 07:59

Tank Lanning can smell the fragrant aroma of evolution in Springbok rugby, and is willing to take a loss or three to see it really take place.

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.

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