ARTICLES RELATING TO TANK LANNING

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.

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.

 

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.

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.

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