Tank Lanning

Boks go back to basics

2013-09-05 07:51
Sport24 columnist Tank Lanning (File)
So the Boks have one poor game in Mendoza, and it is out with any hint of “ball in hand, take on the opposition with guile and skill” and back to the blunt force trauma up front, defend like Fort Knox, and chase balls that will spend more time with the angels than in the hands of the players...

It was quite fun taking in a conversation on Twitter on this exact topic between a dyed in the wool, well respected journalist, who is currently on tour with the Boks, and a locally based blogger with a strong following. Like all conversations this week, it started with the Zane Kirchner selection, and moved onto whether SA rugby fans would prefer to “win ugly” or perhaps be happy to lose while trying to play a more attractive brand of rugby.

Tank is a former Western Province tighthead prop and editor of the recently launched free monthly digital rugby magazine called SCRUM

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