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,
The world’s best tennis player Novak Djokovic has been shabbily treated at the Australian Open. Australians have always prided themselves as being fair-minded – they have been renowned for that worldwide – and for providing a level playing field. Until now. When Djokovic meets Andy Murray tomorrow night at Melbourne Park in the final of […]
World number one Serena Williams has regained her mojo and will claim her sixth Australian Open, and 19th Grand Slam, against Maria Sharapova on Saturday. Right through the Hopman Cup and six rounds of the Australian Open, there have been only spasmodic glimpses of the real Williams. On a normal day nobody can live with […]
Kel Nagle was one of the nicest, most gentlemanly, and certainly the most highly respected sportsmen that I’ve been privileged to know, and the best putter I’ve ever seen – bar none. Australia lost a sporting giant when Kel died early Thursday morning at Mona Vale Hospital on Sydney’s north side peninsula, aged 94. Winner […]
It’s hard to see Novak Djokovic being denied his fifth Australian Open, but five-time champion Serena Williams is vulnerable. Djokovic has a score to settle when he takes on defending champion Stan Wawrinka, after the Swiss sent him packing last year in the quarters in five absorbing sets. But the Djokovic of today is a […]
The Socceroos are into the Asian Cup final, Steve Smith picked up three gongs at the annual Allan Border Medal night, but Nick Kyrgios’ Australian Open campaign came to a straight-sets halt, thanks to the wily Scot Andy Murray. All three events were on at the same time last night, a couch potato’s heaven, with […]
Nick Kyrgios will be like the Melbourne Cup when he stops the nation tonight, taking on Andy Murray in a quarter-final of the Australian Open. That’s a fair comparison, Kyrgios has proved himself a thoroughbred in his short but spectacular career of seven Slams, against Murray’s 35. In experience terms, the 19-year-old Aussie is still […]