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:
- Favourite Sporting Team:
- Anything Green and Gold
- Favourite Sports:
- Cricket, League, Rugby, Tennis,
Sally Pearson sent an emphatic message to her 100m hurdles rivals at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow – “catch me if you can” In cold, wet, and windy conditions in the main stadium, Pearson clocked 12.69 to be the fastest qualifier, well ahead of arch rival – England’s Tiffany Porter’s 12.84. Two weeks ago Pearson […]
Head athletics coach Eric Hollingsworth has been suspended by Athletics Australia for his blistering attack on team captain Sally Pearson at the Commonwealth Games. The feud between the pair has been simmering for months, but what prompted Hollingsworth to go public can only be interpreted as covering his butt, when in effect he’s shot himself […]
In a stunning international swimming debut, Emma McKeon became the leading Australian medal winner at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Practically unheard of a month ago, the unassuming 19-year-old has claimed six medals, four gold and two bronze, to show she has arrived. The Australian Sports Commission set Swimming Australia a 55-medal target, which will […]
Remember London 2012 when the Australians swimmers won just one gold in the entire Oympics – the 4×100 freestyle women’s relay – and that was on the opening day? For the rest of the meet, Australian swimmers won six silver, and three bronze with Alicia Coutts winning five of them with her relay gold, three […]
In the most absorbing day of the Glasgow Comm Games, Australian James Magnussen won the 100 free, compatriot Michael Shelley stunned the athletics world with gold in the marathon, while the Queen of the velodrome Anna Meares, and the king of rugby sevens New Zealand, were both dethroned. For Magnussen, it was ridding himself of […]
While head coach Michael Ckeika is the obvious mastermind of the Waratahs cementing a first-time home Super Rugby final next Saturday night, it’s defence coach Nathan Grey who deserves the accolades last night. A look at the 26-8 scoreline would suggest it was a walk in the park for the Waratahs. Far from it. The […]