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David Lord

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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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Ben Dunk earns his Australian T20 berth

Ben Dunk earns his Australian T20 berth

14 hours ago

Ben Dunk’s magnificent 229 not-out for Tasmania last weekend in the domestic 50-over comp has been recognised by the Australian selectors. He’s been included in the Australian T20 squad to play three internationals against South Africa in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney, starting November 5. The 27-year-old keeper savaged the Queensland attack and North Sydney Oval […]

Arthur Wharton at last recognised for a stellar sporting career

2 days ago

A 16-foot bronze statue was unveiled in England last week, saluting Arthur Wharton’s trail-blazing sporting career in the late 19th century. In a life that was to be both triumphant and tragic, he was born in Jamestown in Gold Coast, (now Accra, Ghana), the son of Harry, half Grenadian, half Scottish, and Anne, a member […]

There has to be more to Ewen McKenzie’s resignation

There has to be more to Ewen McKenzie's resignation

2 days ago

Ask coach Bobby Dwyer, or any of the 1991 Rugby World Cup winning Wallabies, about Ewen McKenzie and they would say, “Great bloke, great team-man, great prop, and mighty tough.” Tough is in a player’s DNA, it doesn’t change. So McKenzie’s dramatic and devastating exit has to be the tip of the iceberg. McKenzie couldn’t […]

Ewen McKenzie’s resignation a real shocker

Ewen McKenzie's resignation a real shocker

3 days ago

After Wallaby coach Ewen McKenzie and captain Michael Hooper had finished with their post-match media conference, McKenzie stunned everyone with his resignation, effective immediately. The resignation certainly came from left field, we are yet to see what the ramifications will be among the Wallabies. None of the Wallabies were told of McKenzie’s decision before they […]

Is Tim Sheens vulnerable with Hayne’s departure?

Is Tim Sheens vulnerable with Hayne's departure?

5 days ago

Kangaroo coach Tim Sheens will have to pull some rabbits out of his hat to keep his impressive record intact when the ill-timed Four-Nations kicks off next week. So far 22 Australians will miss the tournament, including top-liners Johnathan Thurston, Billy Slater, Brett Morris, Paul Gallen, Trent Hodkinson, Matt Scott, Nate Myles, Matt Gillett, James […]

Ewen McKenzie on thin ice on results alone

Ewen McKenzie on thin ice on results alone

15 Oct 2014

Under-siege Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie has totally overlooked behemoth lock Will Skelton and a fit Will Genia for the third and final Bledisloe Cup clash at Suncorp on Saturday. McKenzie’s baffling selections of late account for his lowly 52.4 per cent win record over 21 internationals. In what could be a defining game in McKenzie’s […]

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