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.
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- February 2011
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There can only be one winner in the Jason Taylor-Robbie Farah selection issue, and that’s Jason Taylor.
The Wallaby world has been brightened by the signing of skills coach Mick Byrne for the next four years.
IOC president Thomas Bach’s reluctance to ban Russia from the Rio Games and name newly-found drug cheats from Beijing and London has made a mockery of an organisation that predecessor Jacques Rogge fought so hard to clean up.
West Tigers coach Jason Taylor has been widely criticised for dumping his highest contracted player Robbie Farah to the NSW Cup.
Steve O’Keefe has painted the Australian selectors into a corner with his match figures of 10/64 and top-scoring with an unbeaten 78 against a Sri Lanka X1 at Colombo.
The Olympic Games will never recover from the stigma if IOC president Thomas Bach doesn’t support banning Russia from Rio.