Born in Ireland, John Robbie attended school in Dublin and was captain of the rugby teams at both Trinity College Dublin and Christ’s College, Cambridge, where he studied.
He represented Ireland and the British Lions in rugby union and was a reserve for South Africa while he was playing for Transvaal.
In 1981, he made the permanent move to South Africa and seven years later he won the multi-discipline SuperStars TV Challenge and was named SA Radio Sports Broadcaster of the Year.
He is currently the Afternoon Drive show-host on South Africa’s most highly-respected talk station, Radio 702. With a reputation for speaking his mind, John’s outspoken attitude has helped to spread the word about the great work the Laureus Sports Foundation undertakes.