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,
Matt Jones overcame a bogey-double bogey start with a triple at the ninth to hold off Adam Scott and Jordan Spieth by a shot to win his first Australian Open.
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Geoff Ogilvy could have – and should have – fired in a 63 or 64 in the second round of the Australian Open yesterday.
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American Jordan Spieth is the best thing to happen to world golf since Tiger Woods disgraced himself and the sport.