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Wise Welsh block Bok lineout

Warren Gatland directed Wales to keep the lid on their opponent’s key attacking asset by limiting the Springboks to just five lineouts in Cardiff, writes TANK LANNING, who takes a gander at the match stats. READ MORE

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Making a mockery of the game

The scrum contest is what separates rugby union from league, and feeding the ball in under the flank’s chest is really taking the piss, writes TANK LANNING. READ MORE

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Bok glass is half full

The Boks were one layer of Dubbin away from losing in Paris, but the match stats will have Rassie Erasmus sipping from a beer glass half full, writes TANK LANNING. READ MORE

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Recruiting outside the box

After a day at Craven Week, TANK LANNING reckons there has to be something better than the current “Great Whites at Seal Island” recruitment frenzy he witnessed in Paarl.  READ MORE

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Should Boks ditch 30-cap rule?

Overseas-based players with less than 30 Test caps, like Marcell Coetzee, are not eligible for Bok duty. With South Africa ranked a lowly sixth in the world, the AOR team debates whether it’s time to scrap the cap. READ MORE

Big Debate

Du Toit to tighthead could work

No fan of the prop switch, former WP tighthead prop TANK LANNING sheds some light on why Thomas du Toit’s switch to tighthead prop may well turn out to be inspired. READ MORE

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Litmus failed, time for Ceteris Paribus

Litmus test failed, Springbok rugby is up poo creek without a paddle says TANK LANNING, who suggests the Ceteris Paribus principle as we implement change. READ MORE

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Nervy Boks get French gift

STAT ATTACK: An atrocious goal kicking performance prevented the Boks from making full use of the gift offered up by an error ridden French side intent on giving the ball air. READ MORE

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It’s about more than just rugby

What do Neil Powell, John Dobson and Graham Knoop have in common? TANK LANNING says they all proved that rugby is about much more than what happens between the white lines. READ MORE

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Power WP scrum sets up convincing win

STAT ATTACK: Using the Sharks pack as a plough to rip up the Kings Park turf, Western Province won three tightheads on their way to a convincing away win in the Currie Cup final.  READ MORE

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Invest in SA, or our kids’ future?

Perhaps schools should be playing a more proactive role in the best possible tomorrow for our kids, says TANK LANNING, even if that future lies outside of SA. READ MORE

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Bench abuse tripping up Boks

Allister Coetzee has many fish to fry, but while TANK LANNING applauds the desire to play more with ball in hand, he has searching questions around the Springbok coach’s use of the bench. READ MORE

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