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,
Yesterday’s piece with the list of candidates for my teams sparked plenty of debate, and some class teams have already been named. Here are mine.
After the vigorous and interesting debate answering yesterday’s Is Thurston the greatest ever Australian rugby league halfback? article, let’s expand on that concopt.
It’s an intriguing question as I’ve seen many magnificent rugby league halfbacks over the last 65 years, starting with Keith Holman in the early 1950s.
When 14-year-old Jordan Spieth was interviewed after winning an under 16 tournament in Dallas, he said, “My ultimate goal is to win the Masters”.
Jordan Spieth will take a four-shot cushion into the final round of the 79th US Masters at Augusta National, despite a double bogey and three bogeys in the third round.
Jordan Spieth is in record-breaking mode at Augusta, setting a new mark of 130 at 14-under for 36 holes, breaking Raymond Floyd’s all-time record of 131, set in 1976.