Currie-Cup

Boks should play in Currie Cup

5 years ago by Front Row Grunt

The contracted Boks have been made unavailable for the Currie Cup play-offs. Tank Lanning and Zelím Nel debate whether these players be turning out for their provinces this weekend or not? Tank Lanning...

Boks run off their feet

5 years ago by Front Row Grunt

As backed up by the match stats, it was about as comprehensive a win as you will ever see. As poor as the Boks might have been on the day, so were the All Blacks good. Tank Lanning The Springboks …...

Turn those tankers

5 years ago by Front Row Grunt

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 like Savea and Naholo by finding the grass and not the man....

BIG debate – Hougaard or De Klerk?

5 years ago by Front Row Grunt

Allister Coetzee dropped Faf de Klerk from the matchday squad last week, and must now decide whether he’s going to reverse that move or redeploy starting left wing Francois Hougaard at No 9. In this...

Boks pilfer ugly win

5 years ago by Front Row Grunt

With Francois Louw and Adriaan Strauss to the fore, the Boks won the turnover battle, and together with the first phase pressure, set up an ugly, but key, victory. Tank Lanning It wasn’t pretty by any...

Franchise or provincial model?

6 years ago by Front Row Grunt

Tank Lanning, in his Sport24 column, compares a provincial model that sees the Currie Cup feed Super Rugby, to a Kiwi type model that sees central contracting deliver equally strong franchises. Tank Lanning...

Time to shake things up a bit

6 years ago by Front Row Grunt

With a more aligned rugby calendar on the cards, Tank Lanning, writing in his Sport24 column, reckons we could really shake things up by playing the Currie Cup early and making it a Super Rugby qualifying...

What to do with Whiteley?

6 years ago by Front Row Grunt

With Willem Alberts called into the Bok squad, there is talk of him replacing Warren Whiteley at No8. As part of Vodacom Rugby’s BIG DEBATE, Tank reckons that would be a big mistake. Tank Lanning For...

Boks get kicking game wrong

6 years ago by Front Row Grunt

In his weekly StatAttack, Tank points out that the Boks made 2 more kicks out of hand than the Aussies, but the home side were able to collect 21 of those 29 kicks – mostly via Israel Folau, who then...

What to do with Strauss?

6 years ago by Front Row Grunt

Make no mistake, this bombshell retirement decision by Adriaan Strauss is one almighty stuff up, but what do we do now? As part of Vodacom Rugby’s BIG DEBATE, Tank puts forward the case for keeping...