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:
- Favourite Sporting Team:
- Anything Green and Gold
- Favourite Sports:
- Cricket, League, Rugby, Tennis,
The tragic death of Phillip Hughes, who never regained consciousness after being struck by a bouncer on Tuesday afternoon at the SCG, will have far reaching effects not only on the Australian Test team, but throughout the Sheffield Shield, and beyond. The 25-year-old, who would have been 26 next Sunday, was revered by all those […]
No one is to blame for Phil Hughes fighting for his life at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney after being struck on the head by a bouncer playing for South Australia against NSW at the SCG yesterday. UPDATE: Phillip Hughes has tragically passed away. The 25-year-old was making a concerted bid to replace Michael Clarke […]
Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke has defied his chairman of selectors, Rod Marsh, and his boss Cricket Australia as his hamstring injury rages on. Marsh said Monday if Clarke isn’t running by Wednesday, then it can be safely assumed he won’t be playing in the Test match against India at the Gabba on December 4. […]
Let’s make a pact right now, no talk of the Rugby World Cup until Wallaby coach Michael Cheika names his squad. The only Test that matters in the interim is the next Test – in this case England at Twickenham. And by then Cheika will shake up his squad, because he has to. The Wallabies […]
Little-known South Australian leftie Nick Cullen played a sensational bunker shot at the 72nd hole to edge out two-time defending champion Adam Scott by a shot for the Australian Masters at Metropolitan in Melbourne. “That was probably the best shot of my life,” was Cullen’s description. “I’ve had a pretty poor record this year, missing […]
Victorian amateur Lucas Herbert set the Metropolitan course in Melbourne alight yesterday with a record seven-under 65 in the third round of the Australian Masters. The 18-year-old is poised to emulate another Victorian amateur Aaron Baddeley who was 18 when he won the 1999 Australian Open at Royal Sydney, beating the likes of Greg Norman, […]