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David Lord

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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.

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February 2011
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McIlroy the launching pad to retain the Ryder Cup for Team Europe

McIlroy the launching pad to retain the Ryder Cup for Team Europe

15 hours ago

World number one Rory McIlroy had a relatively quiet first two days during the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, but when push came to shove during the final day singles, he really turned up the heat. Drawn against American Ricky Fowler, McIlroy birdied five of the first six holes to go 5-up. Fowler gallanty held on, […]

The Swans and Wallabies go AWOL

The Swans and Wallabies go AWOL

2 days ago

The Swans went missing in action for all four quarters in their AFL grand final clash with Hawthorn at the MCG, the Wallabies for the last 11 minutes against the Springboks at Newlands. Why? Pre-game, the Swans were rated white-hot prospects by the majority of pundits to win their second flag in three years. Those […]

When will Ewen McKenzie get the selection message?

When will Ewen McKenzie get the selection message?

3 days ago

Robbie Deans lost his Wallaby job because of not enough wins, hard-to-fathom selections, and an even harder to comprehend use of his bench. But Ewen McKenzie is giving the most successful provincial coach in history a run for his money. In Deans’ last three Tests, had he not chosen James O’Connor at 10 from left-field […]

The Rabbitohs are the code’s favourites

The Rabbitohs are the code's favourites

5 days ago

If you asked supporters of the 12 rugby league clubs who missed out on the last four who they would like to see win the 2014 NRL premiership, the vote would be heavily in favour of South Sydney. There are two reasons for that support. The Rabbitohs are hard to hate, unless you’re a Roosters […]

Winning starts in the front office: NRL’s top four was decided off the field

Winning starts in the front office: NRL's top four was decided off the field

24 Sep 2014

Ignore the NRL stats. Ignore what happened this season, or any other season. Ignore the bookmaker’s odds. Simply salute Nick Politis, Russell Crowe, Phil Gould and Raelene Castle. The quality quartet are the main reasons why the Roosters, Rabbitohs, Panthers, and Bulldogs, respectively, are the final four, even though they are vastly different people and […]

Ryder Cup week could have ramifications

Ryder Cup week could have ramifications

23 Sep 2014

No golf tournament in the world generates as much passion and hype among the players and the public as the biennial Ryder Cup clashes between Team Europe and Team USA. This week the scene shifts to Glenagles in Perthshire, Scotland, where not only golfer’s and their supporter’s passion will be on show, but the aftermath […]

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