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,
Let’s make a pact right now, no talk of the Rugby World Cup until Wallaby coach Michael Cheika names his squad. The only Test that matters in the interim is the next Test – in this case England at Twickenham. And by then Cheika will shake up his squad, because he has to. The Wallabies […]
Little-known South Australian leftie Nick Cullen played a sensational bunker shot at the 72nd hole to edge out two-time defending champion Adam Scott by a shot for the Australian Masters at Metropolitan in Melbourne. “That was probably the best shot of my life,” was Cullen’s description. “I’ve had a pretty poor record this year, missing […]
Victorian amateur Lucas Herbert set the Metropolitan course in Melbourne alight yesterday with a record seven-under 65 in the third round of the Australian Masters. The 18-year-old is poised to emulate another Victorian amateur Aaron Baddeley who was 18 when he won the 1999 Australian Open at Royal Sydney, beating the likes of Greg Norman, […]
Adam Scott is six shots off Michael Wright’s pace at the halfway mark of the Australian Masters at the Metropolitan Club in Melbourne. If Scott is to don a third Masters gold jacket in succession, he must start sinking some putts. Next week in the Australian Open, world number two Scott will again do battle […]
Defending champion Adam Scott shot a one-over 73 in the opening round of the Australian Masters at the Metropolitan course in Melbourne on Thursday. Scott is six shots off the pace set by Steve Bowditch, Michael Wright, Todd Sinnott and Stephen Allan. Scott’s only highlight was an eagle at the par-five sixth hole, but he […]
Doug Walters was the ultimate batting excitement machine when he burst onto the Test scene in 1965 at 19 years of age. Cricket lovers got an earlier taste of the Dungog-born all-rounder when he debuted for NSW against Wes Hall at 17, helping himself to a fearless 50. He tripled that at the Gabba on […]