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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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Robbie Farah has two options – zip it, or go

Robbie Farah has two options - zip it, or go

1 day ago

There can only be one winner in the Jason Taylor-Robbie Farah selection issue, and that’s Jason Taylor.

The ARU’s best move yet – adding Mike Byrne to the Wallaby coaching staff

The ARU's best move yet - adding Mike Byrne to the Wallaby coaching staff

2 days ago

The Wallaby world has been brightened by the signing of skills coach Mick Byrne for the next four years.

Thomas Bach and the IOC are trying, but failing

Thomas Bach and the IOC are trying, but failing

3 days ago

IOC president Thomas Bach’s reluctance to ban Russia from the Rio Games and name newly-found drug cheats from Beijing and London has made a mockery of an organisation that predecessor Jacques Rogge fought so hard to clean up.

Jason Taylor’s no dummy for dropping Robbie Farah

Jason Taylor's no dummy for dropping Robbie Farah

4 days ago

West Tigers coach Jason Taylor has been widely criticised for dumping his highest contracted player Robbie Farah to the NSW Cup.

Steve O’Keefe must play in the first Test against Sri Lanka

Steve O'Keefe must play in the first Test against Sri Lanka

5 days ago

Steve O’Keefe has painted the Australian selectors into a corner with his match figures of 10/64 and top-scoring with an unbeaten 78 against a Sri Lanka X1 at Colombo.

Thomas Bach: Show Russia the Olympic rings stand for something

Thomas Bach: Show Russia the Olympic rings stand for something

6 days ago

The Olympic Games will never recover from the stigma if IOC president Thomas Bach doesn’t support banning Russia from Rio.

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