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,
For most of his 71 majors Colin Montgomerie was good enough to win multiple times, but the cantankerous Scot’s temper cost him dearly.
Little wonder coach Michael Cheika had a grin as wide as the Sydney Heads last night at ANZ Stadium after his Waratahs at last played the Cheika way. They beat the Crusaders 32-22 and rise to the top of the Australian Conference.
All James O’Connor had to do on his return to Australia was stand up, be counted, and pack his bags for the Rugby Championship, and the Rugby World Cup. Not any more.
Yesterday, Spiro Zavos wrote ‘Rugby needs better refereeing, not more referees’. Spiro was answering Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham’s ridiculous suggestion rugby should follow the NRL’s two-refs per game policy.
Former Australian fast bowler Jason Gillespie has been summonsed by Andrew Strauss to discuss the England coaching job.
One of the greatest sporting privileges and pleasures in my life was watching the all-conquering St George Dragons with Reg Gasnier, Johnny Raper, and Graeme Langlands dominant the rugby league competition for a record 11 straight years from 1956 to 1966.