Tank Lanning

It’s the John and Jake show!

2014-02-20 11:26
Sport24 columnist Tank Lanning (File)

I thought it a pretty astute, if slightly greedy, move by the Sharks to sign Cheetahs and Bok tighthead prop Lourens Adriaanse last year. Jannie du Plessis has been hopelessly over-played in recent years, so it makes sense to have back up for the Bok stalwart. But it is not as if Wiehahn Herbst had a bad season last year … He had been called up to a Bok camp after all.

“He comes from a great school, a great prop factory and he’s a really big unit. Sometimes you are lucky enough to catch one of these youngsters who just have the whole package” enthused director of rugby, Jake White, when talking to Sharks World about the youngster earlier in the week.

New CEO, new sponsors, new head coach, new signings, new energy, new thinking … It is fantastic for South African rugby. But please just be a little humble this time round Sharks fans!

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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