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
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- Cricket, League, Rugby,
NRL CEO Todd Greenberg has fined Parramatta $1 million for salary cap breaches in five of the last six years, $250,000 of that fine is suspended, and all 12 points the Eels have accumulated this season have been docked.
When Waratah flanker Dean Mumm was blatantly offside at Newlands from a Bernard Foley kick-off, referee Mike Fraser had no option but to ping him.
Michael Hooper, Kurtley Beale, and Israel Folau will never spearhead a more gutsy, more passionate win in the famous Waratah jersey than the last minute 32-30 success over the Stormers early this morning.
Dean Mumm was rightfully rated a senior player in the Wallabies’ Rugby World Cup campaign last year.
Last round, when television cameras caught Wests Tigers coach Jason Taylor during the 60-6 shellacking by the Raiders, he looked a shattered man.
Mal Meninga has been heavily criticised over his selection of flying Fijian winger Semi Radradra to play for the Kangaroos against New Zealand at Hunter Stadium tomorrow week.