Tank Lanning

Beware the return of Bajada

2013-08-15 09:13
Sport24 columnist Tank Lanning (File)

Both Samoa and Scotland find themselves above Argentina in the IRB rankings, while Italy are only two places below the 10th placed new boys to the rugby Championship. So having despatched all three of these sides in the June quadrangular, and finding themselves second only to the All Blacks on the rankings, the Boks should take the game against the Pumas at the FNB stadium on Saturday at a canter ...

It is played in front of 80 000 rabid fans who might be there more for the party or Bafana Bafana game being played earlier in the day, than the Bok game. It is also played with two scrumhalves and an eighthman, albeit super talented, who have not played competitive rugby for a very long time. And it is played with a back-up tighthead prop who is a loosehead, even though teams are now allowed full front rows on the bench in a 23 man squad, and even though said loosehead prop has not cut it at tighthead for his province.

Tank is a former Western Province tighthead prop who now heads up Tankman Media, and sprouts forth on all things rugby on the Front Row Grunt

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