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Kaylan Geekie with the 2015 ICC World T20 Qualifiers Trophy which Scotland and the Netherlands shared // Photo Kaylan Geekie Images

Kaylan Geekie is a sports writer covering cricket, rugby and football, has been living in Scotland since 2006 and has an unrivalled, unparalleled passion and love for sports.

He grew up in Durban, South Africa, and attended Durban High School – a school famed for its great sports and sportsman.While at junior school, the country came out of isolation – brought about by apartheid – and was re-admitted back on the world stage thus beginning his lifelong interest in sport.

While at junior school, the country came out of isolation – brought about by apartheid – and was re-admitted back on the world stage thus beginning his lifelong interest in sport.

Upon leaving high school he began coaching rugby, cricket, hockey and football at a junior level, for boys and girls, from 6-13 years of age.

Kaylan is currently working for Sports Digital Media on their Super Rugby website, superxv.com. His sporting interests are predominantly rugby, football, cricket, tennis, golf and the National Football League (NFL).

His sporting interests are predominantly rugby, football, cricket, tennis, golf and the National Football League (NFL).

At home, he regularly finds himself involved in 24-hour sports marathons and supports Liverpool Football Club, Springboks, Blitzbokke, Proteas, Green Bay Packers and FC Barcelona and has a soft spot for Scottish sports, and in particular, their cricket and rugby teams.

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South Africa Saltire Flag

Kaylan’s favourite sporting moments are South Africa’s two Rugby World Cup triumphs in 1995 and 2007, Liverpool’s 2001 Treble and 2005 Miracle in Istanbul, where we won it 5 times and covering Scotland during the 2014 ICC World T20 Qualifiers in Edinburgh.

However, where there is joy, there is pain and his biggest disappointments are many.

Some dishonourable mentions go to South Africa’s tragic (and farcical) defeats in global cricket tournaments, Liverpool’s heartbreaking second-place finish in the 2013/14 Premier League title race, the Sharks catastrophic 2007 Super Rugby Final loss to the Bulls and all of the Packers’ playoff losses.

Kaylan currently covers Scottish rugby and cricket as wells as Super Rugby.

“To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.” – Nietzsche had sports fans and writers in mind.