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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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Johnston’s Kangaroo selection the launching pad to greatness

Johnston's Kangaroo selection the launching pad to greatness

19 hours ago

Alex Johnston is the closest winger I’ve seen to the greatest of them all – Ken Irvine.

Daley pledges to show that most Queensland of traits – loyalty

Daley pledges to show that most Queensland of traits - loyalty

5 days ago

NSW Origin coach Laurie Daley has predicted loyalty will play a huge role at the Blues selection table for this year’s series.

Is elite golf now a young man’s game?

Is elite golf now a young man's game?

6 days ago

Golf legend Bobby Jones once said – “Golf is mainly played on a five-and-a-half-inch course – the space between your ears”.

Ennis the Menace sinks Souths with a blinder

Ennis the Menace sinks Souths with a blinder

21 Apr 2015

Michael Ennis turned in a blinder at Remondis ‘Pool’ on Monday night to lead the Sharks to a magnificent 18-10 win over reigning premiers South Sydney in atrocious conditions.

Have the Queensland Reds turned the corner?

Have the Queensland Reds turned the corner?

20 Apr 2015

Sometimes Lady Luck can strike, and in one hit dramatically change a sporting campaign – Reds coach Richard Graham and his troops have their fingers crossed.

Waratahs regain their mojo with win in Wellington

Waratahs regain their mojo with win in Wellington

19 Apr 2015

Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has been in strife for “chatting” with referee Jaco Peyper at halftime of the game with the Stormers, while his Waratahs have been in strife for playing well below their ability, and way short of expectations.

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