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,
After three meetings, Wallaby Michael Hooper has been cleared to play in the Rugby Championship decider against the All Blacks at ANZ Stadium on Saturday night.
“It never ceases to throw up drama at Edgbaston,” was Ian Healy’s succinct comment last night.
Phenomenal batting over the last year has rocketed Steve Smith up the world’s Test rankings to No 1. But Chris Rogers, the oldest cricketer at Edgbaston overnight, has been the unsung hero.
There’s no argument Kevin Pietersen should be in the England line-up tonight at Edgbaston on ability alone, shoring up a brittle batting order.
Aussie golfer Jason Day was world number nine until he won the Canadian Open at Oakville in Ontario yesterday. He took out the tournament with his stunning birdie, birdie, birdie finish.
It’s a wonder Wallaby coach Michael Cheika’s hair isn’t snow white, or torn out by the roots watching his troops for 80 minutes.