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,
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika bit the bullet to throw Sean McMahon into the Twickenham World Cup cauldron against Wales early Sunday morning AEDT.
It’s fitting that Craig Joubert and Nigel Owens, two of the best performed referees in the tournament, will control the most vital final pool rounds at the weekend.
There’s no point in Michael Hooper buying a lotto ticket this week, he’s already used up all his luck in London overnight.
Read this paragraph from Fairfax Media, and blink in disbelief.
With a face of blood, sweat, and tears, it was surprising Johnathan Thurston’s blood wasn’t blue, the visible sign of rugby league royalty.
Flyhalf Bernard Foley knocked out his knockers with a sublime performance in the Wallabies comprehensive 33-13 win over England at Twickenham early this morning.