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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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Jason Day rises to world No. 4 after winning the Canadian Open

Jason Day rises to world No. 4 after winning the Canadian Open

15 hours ago

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.

The Wallabies showed moments of sheer brilliance against the Pumas

The Wallabies showed moments of sheer brilliance against the Pumas

2 days ago

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.

Why Michael Cheika has the total respect of the Wallabies

Why Michael Cheika has the total respect of the Wallabies

5 days ago

Michael Cheika didn’t “wield the axe”, or “ring the changes” as has been suggested when he named his Wallaby side to meet the Pumas in Mendoza on Sunday morning.

The FIFA presidency will never go to a worthy contender

The FIFA presidency will never go to a worthy contender

6 days ago

Yesterday was a fascinating exercise where I suggested David Gallop was an ideal presidential candidate for FIFA, the governing body of the undisputed biggest sport in the world.

Blatter stays put, but Gallop would be a worthy successor

Blatter stays put, but Gallop would be a worthy successor

22 Jul 2015

Two months ago, an arrogant and defiant FIFA president Sepp Blatter bowed to public outrage just after he had been re-elected to rule the world’s biggest sporting governing body for a fifth term.

Zach Johnson wins The Open in a three-way play-off

Zach Johnson wins The Open in a three-way play-off

21 Jul 2015

American Zach Johnson won the 144th Open by a shot in the four-hole aggregate play-off at St Andrews with Australian Marc Leishman and South African Louis Oosthuizen.

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