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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 Sporting Team:
Anything Green and Gold
Favourite Sports:
Cricket, League, Rugby, Tennis,

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Is the ARU sabbatical move strong enough?

Is the ARU sabbatical move strong enough?

22 hours ago

Bill Pulver and the ARU are to be commended for taking a more flexible attitude to Wallabies playing overseas. Currently, if any Wallabies representative plays overseas he gives up his right to play for the men in gold. From 2016, a yet to be determined number of Wallabies will be allowed one-year sabbatical contracts overseas, […]

McKenzie selections shades of Deans?

McKenzie selections shades of Deans?

2 days ago

Recall the stink the ex-Wallaby coach Robbie Deans caused when he overlooked first choice Quade Cooper for James O’Connor as fly-half against the Lions? After an uninspiring draw and a record flogging by the All Blacks, current Wallaby coach Ewen McKenzie has done basically the same by ignoring first choice fly-half Bernard Foley for both […]

Beating the sporting drug problem requires a team effort

Beating the sporting drug problem requires a team effort

4 days ago

Ever since Jason Clare and Kate Lundy told the nation “This is the blackest day in Australian sport,” the outlook has only grown darker. We were told 18 months ago that drug taking among our elite sportsmen was “rife,” and subsequently Essendon and Cronulla were the worst. If it’s “rife”, and that’s a sweeping statement, […]

Wallaby memory wiped out by Ricciardo and Campbell

Wallaby memory wiped out by Ricciardo and Campbell

5 days ago

Having watched the Wallabies’ dismal 51-20 record loss to the All Blacks, Daniel Ricciardo, the Australian swim team, and the combination of Stuart Appleby and Jason Day restored Australia’s credibility on the international sporting stage. Ricciardo won his third Formula One Grad Prix of the year in Belgium, beating world championship leader Nico Rosburg and […]

Wallabies changes inevitable after Eden Park

Wallabies changes inevitable after Eden Park

6 days ago

While the Wallabies were being hammered by a record 51-20 at Eden Park on Saturday night, Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie must have had second thoughts about his selections. The names readily spring to mind – Nic White, Matt Toomua, Scott Fardy and Sam Carter for starters, and why were Nick Phipps, Bernard Foley, Will Skelton […]

The Wallabies have an image problem

The Wallabies have an image problem

23 Aug 2014

Like all Wallaby fanatics, I long for the day when the Wallabies are ranked number one in the world, have regained the Bledisloe Cup, and become the first country to win a third Rugby World Cup. Those are the basic necessities to break the Wallabies current image of “ho-hum”. The guidelines are there for all […]

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