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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Wicketkeeper-batsman Matt Wade at last vindicated his selection over Peter Nevill with an unbeaten 57 to lead Australia to a 58-run win over the West Indies to capture the tri-series final at Kensington Oval in Barbados this morning.
England captain Dylan Hartley made a monumental blunder by not saluting his coach Eddie Jones after the men-in-white had whitewashed the Wallabies three-nil for the first time Down Under.
Jason Holder’s West Indians are into the final of the Caribbean Tri-Nations final against Australia at Kensington Oval, Barbados on Monday morning AEST.
Yesterday The Roar published a clip with Wallaby coach Michel Cheika saying “A lot of people like to see us down”.
Bobby Dwyer is a renowned judge of rugby flesh. The former Wallabies coach selected John Eales in the 1991 World Cup squad after just seven Super Rugby games for Queensland.
NSW were not disgraced at Suncorp last night in State of Origin 2 in their 26-16 series loss, but they will never beat Cameron Smith’s Queenslanders until they lift their culture level.