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,
Michael Clarke hijacked the World Cup final yesterday by announcing his retirement from the 50-over game, effective as of tonight.
New Zealand is slightly bigger than Victoria with a national population smaller than Sydney, yet they stand tall on the international sporting scene.
Steven Peter Devereux Smith was destined to haunt India all summer. His batting heroics reached a climax yesterday at the SCG with his fifth century in six games.
India goes into the Cricket World Cup semi-final at the SCG unbeaten in seven starts, but they haven’t had to face Mitchell Starc. Today is their moment of truth.
In a twist of fate, South Africa was blasted out of the World Cup by Johannesburg-born Kiwi Grant Elliott, whose unbeaten 84 saw him named man of the match.
Should Wallaby coach Michael Cheika be concerned Wales scored eight tries and England seven in the final round of the Six Nations at the weekend?