David Lord spends his waking hours keeping abreast of what’s happening in the world of sport around the world and is one of the pre-eminent voices on sport in Australia.
David has been deeply involved in two of the biggest sporting stories - with World Series Cricket in 1977 and professional rugby in 1983.
In those early days of WSC, David was managing Jeff Thomson and Vivian Richards. Withdrawing “Thommo” from the original WSC ended up in the High Court of England, described by David as “not a top tourist resort”.
In 1983 he signed 208 of the best rugby players from Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and France to play an international pro circuit. The concept didn’t get off the ground, but it did force the IRB to get cracking and bring in the World Rugby Cup, now one of the world’s great sporting spectacles every four years.
- Member Since:
- February 2011
- Based In:
- Favourite Sporting Team:
- Anything Green and Gold
- Favourite Sports:
- Cricket, League, Rugby, Tennis,
It took 24 days for the NRL to react to Newcastle Knight Alex McKinnon’s neck fractures in an illegal spear tackle against the Storm. The incident went beyond the “tragic” and “accidental” description. McKinnon fractured his C4 and C5 vertebrae in a spear tackle by Stormer Jordan McLean on March 23, his mobility future under […]
It doesn’t matter if the ARU decision to stand down Waratahs fullback Israel Folau from the Force game in Perth last weekend was right or wrong on medical grounds. It was the way he was stood down. Folau told Fox Sports’ Nick McArdle and Phil Kearns on the sideline just before the Perth game he […]
Bubba Watson donned his second green jacket in three years at Augusta this morning, eventually overpowering two rookies Jordan Spieth and Jonas Blixt by three shots. But the big bloke with the booming drives didn’t have it all his own way on the outward nine, allowing Spieth to open up a two-shot lead after only […]
Texan Jordan Spieth looked every bit an experienced campaigner at the Masters early this morning as the debutant grabbed a share of the lead going into tonight’s final round. Spieth fired in a third round 70 to go with his 71 and 70 in a day where most of the field were having day-mares. The […]
John Senden and Masters leader Bubba Watson will tee off at the tail of the field at Augusta tonight when thew third round gets underway. The 42-year-old from Brisbane started his second round with two bogeys, but came home strongly with five birdies to be three shots off the pace at 4-under. Watson, as I […]
A double at the 12th cost Adam Scott the lead after the opening round of the 78th US Masters at Augusta. The defending champion found water, the only blemish on his card in a solid start. Interestingly, Scott’s successful Masters campaign last year kick-started with a 69, followed by 72, 69, 69 for 9-under and […]