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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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Steve Smith is a priceless asset to the baggy greens

Steve Smith is a priceless asset to the baggy greens

6 hours ago

Cricket Australia couldn’t afford to pay Steve Smith enough for his value to the Australian team.

The Waratahs took 365 minutes this season to look something like a rugby team

The Waratahs took 365 minutes this season to look something like a rugby team

2 days ago

Thanks to a barnstorming second half by Bernard Foley, the Waratahs turned a 25-6 half-time deficit into a miraculous 32-25 victory at AAMI Park last night.

Jason Day’s immediate future cloudy, while Greg Norman’s sold half of his future

Jason Day's immediate future cloudy, while Greg Norman's sold half of his future

4 days ago

Defending champion Jason Day walked out of the Dell Match Play Championship today when he was three-down to Pat Perez after six holes.

With Jason Taylor gone, what’s the future for the Wests Tigers?

With Jason Taylor gone, what's the future for the Wests Tigers?

5 days ago

Once Aaron Woods told NRL 360 he wouldn’t have any contract talks until the Wests Tigers coaching job was settled, it was the end of the road for Jason Taylor.

Defiant Handscomb and Marsh do Australia proud

Defiant Handscomb and Marsh do Australia proud

6 days ago

Australia will go into the series deciding fourth and final Test on a huge high after Peter Handscomb and Shaun Marsh had played the innings of their lives yesterday at Ranchi.

Ranchi will test the mettle of Australia’s batting

Ranchi will test the mettle of Australia's batting

20 Mar 2017

Cheteshwar Pujura’s patient double century at Ranchi yesterday has turned the third Test into a match only India can win.