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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 Sporting Team:
Anything Green and Gold
Favourite Sports:
Cricket, League, Rugby, Tennis,

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Beating the sporting drug problem requires a team effort

Beating the sporting drug problem requires a team effort

1 day ago

Ever since Jason Clare and Kate Lundy told the nation “This is the blackest day in Australian sport,” the outlook has only grown darker. We were told 18 months ago that drug taking among our elite sportsmen was “rife,” and subsequently Essendon and Cronulla were the worst. If it’s “rife”, and that’s a sweeping statement, […]

Wallaby memory wiped out by Ricciardo and Campbell

Wallaby memory wiped out by Ricciardo and Campbell

2 days ago

Having watched the Wallabies’ dismal 51-20 record loss to the All Blacks, Daniel Ricciardo, the Australian swim team, and the combination of Stuart Appleby and Jason Day restored Australia’s credibility on the international sporting stage. Ricciardo won his third Formula One Grad Prix of the year in Belgium, beating world championship leader Nico Rosburg and […]

Wallabies changes inevitable after Eden Park

Wallabies changes inevitable after Eden Park

3 days ago

While the Wallabies were being hammered by a record 51-20 at Eden Park on Saturday night, Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie must have had second thoughts about his selections. The names readily spring to mind – Nic White, Matt Toomua, Scott Fardy and Sam Carter for starters, and why were Nick Phipps, Bernard Foley, Will Skelton […]

The Wallabies have an image problem

The Wallabies have an image problem

5 days ago

Like all Wallaby fanatics, I long for the day when the Wallabies are ranked number one in the world, have regained the Bledisloe Cup, and become the first country to win a third Rugby World Cup. Those are the basic necessities to break the Wallabies current image of “ho-hum”. The guidelines are there for all […]

It’s time the Wallabies ended the Eden Park hoodoo

It's time the Wallabies ended the Eden Park hoodoo

6 days ago

Wallabies benchman Scott Higginbotham was born on the same day the Wallabies last beat the All Blacks at Eden Park – September 6, 1986. He is one of only six Wallabies who were even born at the time – period. Sekope Kepu was seven-months-old, Ben Alexander, Adam Ashley-Cooper and Scott Fardy were two, and Wycliff […]

Ewen McKenzie is his own man

Ewen McKenzie is his own man

21 Aug 2014

When Ewen McKenzie took over from Robbie Deans as Wallabies coach in August last year, he made it crystal clear from the beginning it was ‘his way, or the highway’. And that’s the way it should be. But the Wallabies were slow to pick up on the McKenzie way, winning just two of the coach’s […]

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