Wanted: A Springbok ID

2016-11-24 07:56

The Springbok brand now lacks an identity says Tank Lanning, and as such no longer provides any sort of inspiration to the players or fans.

WP fiasco the final straw

2016-11-10 08:15

The WP liquidation, says Tank Lanning, is yet another reminder that rugby in SA is still run by amateur era structures which deliver amateur era administrators.

Why take Strauss on tour?

2016-10-27 08:11

Tank Lanning loves the look of the Bok squad for the BaaBaas game, but in taking Adriaan Strauss on tour, thinks we are missing an ideal opportunity to experiment.

Control the controllables

2016-10-13 08:58

Yes, these are seriously dark times, but instead of rolling over and playing dead, Tank Lanning calls for change by aiming to “control the controllables”.

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.


Win the war, not the battle

2016-11-17 07:56

Use a power pack and watertight defence not only for blunt force trauma. Instead, says Tank Lanning, a framework on which to hang a more adventurous game.

Let them play!

2016-11-03 07:41

BaaBaa enthusiast Tank Lanning reckons this weekend offers the Bok coaching staff the perfect opportunity to experiment a little in a less pressurised environment.

All is not rotten

2016-10-20 07:39

It is with absolute glee that Tank Lanning hauls his fetid beak out of the maggots, to instead sprout forth on the light he sees at the end of the rugby tunnel.

Morne must find grass

2016-10-06 08:37

Kick directly to the All Black big guns and the Boks will eat their dust says Tank Lanning , who is imploring Morne Steyn to turn their tankers with astute use of the boot.

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.

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