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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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What SANZAR did wrong to become SANZAAR

What SANZAR did wrong to become SANZAAR

1 day ago

SANZAR was born in 1996 when rugby turned pro. It’s goal was to provide a provincial Super Rugby tournament with teams from South Africa, New Zealand, and Australia.

Raelene Castle won’t shake up Rugby Australia – yet

Raelene Castle won't shake up Rugby Australia - yet

2 days ago

When Raelene Castle became the first women CEO of Rugby Australia this week, there was another first.

Join the Alex de Minaur fan base, it’s tremendous value

Join the Alex de Minaur fan base, it's tremendous value

5 days ago

When Daniil Medvedev accepted the applause from the Ken Rosewall Arena last night for winning the Sydney International final, the Russian pointed to where little Aussie Alex de Minaur was seated and clapped his racquet.

Has Glenn Maxwell finally got the message?

Has Glenn Maxwell finally got the message?

6 days ago

Yesterday morning Australian skipper Steve Smith and the twice overlooked Glenn Maxwell met in Melbourne over coffee.

Mitchell McClenaghan and Alex de Minaur’s vastly different reactions to intense pressure

Mitchell McClenaghan and Alex de Minaur's vastly different reactions to intense pressure

12 Jan 2018

Mitchell McClenaghan is a strongly-built 31-year-old Kiwi left-arm pace bowler who wouldn’t look out of place in an All Black jersey.

D’Arcy at Short odds to make ODI debut

D'Arcy at Short odds to make ODI debut

11 Jan 2018

When Australian selector Mark Waugh clapped Hurricane opening batsman D’Arcy Short off the Gabba last night, there was the sign the Katherine-born dasher is set to make his international debut.