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
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- Favourite Sports:
- Cricket, League, Rugby,
Before the New Zealand tour Fox was constantly promoting the ODI series by saying that while New Zealand may be the number one rugby side, and the number one rugby league side, when it comes to cricket Australia rules.
New Australian Sevens coach Andy Friend has left Wallaby Quade Cooper out of his squad for this weekend’s sold-out World Series tournament in Sydney.
It doesn’t matter where Rod Marsh looks, there are plenty of options available to make room for Usman Khawaja, the ignored but most prolific Australian run-getter thus summer.
During the 1977 Ashes series, which introduced Kerry Packer hijacking world cricket, there was an incident at Nottingham.
There’s no greater sight than watching a maligned cricketer like Shane Watson knock his knockers like he did with a superb unbeaten century against India at the SCG last Sunday.
It’s hard to reconcile Novak Djokovic’s 100 unforced errors against 14th seed Gilles Simon in the fourth round of the Australian Open to the Djokovic who disposed of world number three Roger Federer and number two Andy Murray to win his sixth title at Melbourne Park.