David Lord Columnist

David Lord

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About

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:
 
Sydney
Favourite Sports:
Cricket, League, Rugby,

Latest Articles

Showing articles 1 - 6 of 2011
Alex Noren’s final-round 62 clinches the British PGA

Alex Noren's final-round 62 clinches the British PGA

10 hours ago

While Swede Alex Noren was burning up the famous Wentworth course in England overnight, his challengers were burning cash.

Margaret Court is entitled to her opinion on gay marriage

Margaret Court is entitled to her opinion on gay marriage

2 days ago

Margaret Court founded her own church in 1995 – the Victory Life Centre in Perth.

Johnathan Thurston ruled out, but NSW is no Origin certainty

Johnathan Thurston ruled out, but NSW is no Origin certainty

3 days ago

Ignoring Billy Slater became more critical for Queensland when Johnathan Thurston was ruled out of next Wednesday’s Origin opener at Suncorp.

Leaving Billy Slater out of the Maroons Origin squad was plain bloody stupid

Leaving Billy Slater out of the Maroons Origin squad was plain bloody stupid

5 days ago

There is little wonder so much anger and amazement came from Queensland Origin fans after selectors left out Billy Slater for Game 1 of the series next Wednesday.

Kevin Walters reduced to tears over Billy Slater’s Origin dismissal

Kevin Walters reduced to tears over Billy Slater's Origin dismissal

6 days ago

It was too much for Queensland Origin coach Kevin Walters trying to explain to the media why legend Billy Slater was left out of Origin One tomorrow week.

Better late than never for the Waratahs

Better late than never for the Waratahs

22 May 2017

At long last, the Waratahs big three of Israel Folau, Bernard Foley and Michael Hooper clicked to beat the Rebels 50-23 at Allianz Stadium yesterday.