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David Lord

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About

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:
 
Sydney
Favourite Sports:
Cricket, League, Rugby,

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What is Ben Stokes’ future?

What is Ben Stokes' future?

19 hours ago

It’s two months since England’s vice-captain Ben Stokes was arrested at 2.35 on a Monday morning after an altercation outside a Bristol nightclub.

Bancroft’s a brilliant Ashes selection, but Paine and Marsh?

Bancroft's a brilliant Ashes selection, but Paine and Marsh?

3 days ago

Cameron Bancroft is the form Australian batsman, with the most Sheffield Shield runs and the best average this season.

How will Cameron Bancroft slot into the Australian Test side?

How will Cameron Bancroft slot into the Australian Test side?

5 days ago

There’s no argument Cameron Bancroft deserves to make his Test debut against England at the Gabba next week. The question is where?

Tim Cahill must play against Honduras, end of discussion

Tim Cahill must play against Honduras, end of discussion

14 Nov 2017

Socceroos icon Tim Cahill made a stunning comment yesterday – “If I had played in Honduras, I would have contributed”.

Will Genia must stay fit for Japan 2019

Will Genia must stay fit for Japan 2019

13 Nov 2017

The Wallabies proved conclusively on the weekend they won’t win games of any importance unless Will Genia is on duty.

Tomorrow may decide if Foley or Hodge will wear the 10 against England

Tomorrow may decide if Foley or Hodge will wear the 10 against England

11 Nov 2017

Wallaby coach Michael Cheika has had to make some hard decisions during his 42-Test tenure, none more so than who will line up at fly-half against England at Twickenham next weekend.