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 Sports:
- Cricket, League, Rugby,
5 hours ago
If Shaun and Mitch Marsh play for Australia against India in Pune tomorrow, there’s no point in them buying lotto tickets. Their cup of luck would have runneth over.
1 day ago
It’s bad enough SANZAAR has allowed South Africa six teams against Australia and New Zealand’s five each, but to muddy the tournament even further by adding Japan’s Sunwolves and Argentina’s Jaguares defies description.
6 days ago
Adam Voges hasn’t worn the baggy green since November last year, but at 37 he’s called it a day internationally after an extraordinary career.
15 Feb 2017
So far only Sebastian Coe, the head of the IAAF (track and field’s governing body), has had the balls to ban Russia from all competitions until the country cleans up its widespread doping scandals.
14 Feb 2017
The last time Steve Smith and Virat Kohli went head-to-head was in the Australia summer of 2014-2015, with the baggy greens enjoying a 2-0 series victory over four Tests.
13 Feb 2017
There have been two very significant changes to key Fox and Channel Nine personnel since last NRL season – Yvonne Sampson and James Bracey.