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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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Ray Dib cleans out the Bulldog kennel – timely or terminal?

Ray Dib cleans out the Bulldog kennel - timely or terminal?

18 hours ago

Chairman Ray Dib has made a concentrated bid to return the Bulldogs to the halcyon days of a family club set up by Peter Moore in the late sixties to mid eighties.

When Bill Harrigan talks about rugby league referees, everyone must listen

When Bill Harrigan talks about rugby league referees, everyone must listen

2 days ago

Bill Harrigan is to rugby league referees what Don Bradman was to cricket – peerless.

Michael Cheika must relieve Michael Hooper of the Wallabies captaincy

Michael Cheika must relieve Michael Hooper of the Wallabies captaincy

3 days ago

There’s been one theme right through Michael Cheika’s rugby and business life – my way or the highway.

Brad Fittler is the obvious choice to coach the NSW Blues

Brad Fittler is the obvious choice to coach the NSW Blues

14 Sep 2017

Brad Fittler must be a slam dunk selection to be the next NSW Origin coach.

NRL touch judges are the elephants in the room

NRL touch judges are the elephants in the room

12 Sep 2017

Every rugby league administrator at Kangaroo, Origin, and club level is fair game – open to the media and its criticism.

Hussey had great vision judging Lyon’s heart for Test cricket

Hussey had great vision judging Lyon's heart for Test cricket

7 Sep 2017

When Mike Hussey hung up his baggy green against Sri Lanka at the SCG in 2013, he had one final job to do – name his replacement as lead singer of the Australian cricket team’s victory song.