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
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- Favourite Sports:
- Cricket, League, Rugby,
Millions of words have been written and spoken about the shabby treatment Usman Khawaja has received in limited-over selections by the national panel this summer.
There’s no argument, Kiwi captain Brendon McCullum is one of the most explosive batsmen in the history of the sport.
The more accurate headline would be New Zealand didn’t win the inaugural Sydney Sevens at Allianz Stadium last night in a cliffhanger, Australia lost it.
Veteran paceman John Hastings’ career-best 48 not out at Wellington yesterday steered Australia to a series levelling four-wicket win over New Zealand with the decider at Hamilton on Monday.
Before the New Zealand tour Fox was constantly promoting the ODI series by saying that while New Zealand may be the number one rugby side, and the number one rugby league side, when it comes to cricket Australia rules.
New Australian Sevens coach Andy Friend has left Wallaby Quade Cooper out of his squad for this weekend’s sold-out World Series tournament in Sydney.