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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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The bizarre and brilliant Jordan Spieth takes out the The Open Championship

The bizarre and brilliant Jordan Spieth takes out the The Open Championship

3 days ago

When Jordan Spieth blew his three-shot lead in the first four holes of the final round last night, memories of his meltdown at last year’s Masters flooded back.

Branden Grace shoots 62, lowest score in Majors history

Branden Grace shoots 62, lowest score in Majors history

4 days ago

South African Branden Grace fired in eight birdies in his record round of 62 during the third round of The Open Championship at Royal Birkdale.

Jordan Spieth the man to beat at Royal Birkdale

Jordan Spieth the man to beat at Royal Birkdale

5 days ago

Jordan Spieth defied Mother Nature to take a two-shot lead over Matt Kuchar into the third round of the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale.

McIlroy’s nightmare Open Championship start, but gutsy finish

McIlroy's nightmare Open Championship start, but gutsy finish

6 days ago

Rory McIlroy missed the US, Irish, and Scottish Open cuts, and looked like making it another one when he was five over in the first six holes in the opening round of The Open Championship at Royal Birkdale.

Is Jason Day’s career at the crossroads?

Is Jason Day's career at the crossroads?

20 Jul 2017

Fingers crossed the 146th Open Championship at Royal Birkdale starting tonight will prove Jason Day’s chronic back problems aren’t career threatening.

Will the real Adam Scott turn up at Royal Birkdale?

Will the real Adam Scott turn up at Royal Birkdale?

19 Jul 2017

Adam Scott owns one of the near perfect golf swings, but there are times when the Australian destroys contention with triple or double bogeys.