What is REALLY wrong with SA sport?

Watching the Proteas tumble out of another ICC event shortly after a RWC campaign where the Springboks lost to Japan – I couldn’t help but wonder if SA sport’s biggest problem is not talent, or even coaches – it’s our attitude. In my opinion – SA is one of the most naturally talented nations in […]

#LeftBackHigh5: Top sports bars in Cape Town

Winter is coming and we’re not talking Game of Thrones. As the chill of winter descends upon South Africa, outdoor braais and garden sports start to make way for indoor activities. Here at LeftBacks HQ our favourite winter pastime by far is catching a good sporting event at a good bar. The vibe, the buzz, the beers – your […]

#TuesdayHIGH5: Most Expensive Sporting Events

Those who know me personally will know that the missus and I are embarking on a pilgrimage to the rugby homeland. That’s right – we’re heading to England for the semi and final of Rugby World Cup 2015! We won’t, however, be visiting the stadiums for the games due to the fact that a ticket will […]

Dear Santa: a sports fan’s Christmas wish list

  2014 has flown by quicker than a Dale Steyn short ball and Christmas is all of a sudden upon us.  It’s been busy here at LeftBacks HQ, so we totally forgot to send our wish list to the North Pole. Luckily, we’re confident that a week is enough time for the fat, bearded old man to get our […]

#MondayHIGH5: Fiercest Rivalries in Sport

Laughing in the face of the supporter of a fierce rival team, after a victory, is one of life’s great joys. It’s enjoyable and it’s fleeting – you know what it feels like and next week you might be on the receiving end. That’s what makes a good rivalry – two teams, evenly matched who […]