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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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The NRL doesn't recognise loyalty

1 day ago

With Glenn Stewart forced to leave Manly because of the salary cap, his undying loyalty towards the Sea Eagles doesn’t mean anything. To the NRL, loyalty means the size of the wallet. And while the NRL concentrate on policing shoulder charges, sometimes looking at lifting, and letting a spate of poor refereeing decisions go unchecked, […]

Ink in Will Skelton for France Tests

Ink in Will Skelton for France Tests

3 days ago

Former Wallabies have been adamant Waratahs behemoth Will Skelton must bide his time before being awarded a Wallaby jumper. Bollocks. At 203 centimetres and 135 kilograms Skelton has the man-power to make his presence felt at international level, with Waratahs coach Michael Cheika, and Wallaby coach Ewen McKenzie more than capable of giving Skelton a […]

Liffting tackles: endemic or moronic?

Liffting tackles: endemic or moronic?

6 days ago

It took 24 days for the NRL to react to Newcastle Knight Alex McKinnon’s neck fractures in an illegal spear tackle against the Storm. The incident went beyond the “tragic” and “accidental” description. McKinnon fractured his C4 and C5 vertebrae in a spear tackle by Stormer Jordan McLean on March 23, his mobility future under […]

Standing down Israel Folau was a farce

Standing down Israel Folau was a farce

15 Apr 2014

It doesn’t matter if the ARU decision to stand down Waratahs fullback Israel Folau from the Force game in Perth last weekend was right or wrong on medical grounds. It was the way he was stood down. Folau told Fox Sports’ Nick McArdle and Phil Kearns on the sideline just before the Perth game he […]

Blubbering Bubba too good at Augusta

Blubbering Bubba too good at Augusta

14 Apr 2014

Bubba Watson donned his second green jacket in three years at Augusta this morning, eventually overpowering two rookies Jordan Spieth and Jonas Blixt by three shots. But the big bloke with the booming drives didn’t have it all his own way on the outward nine, allowing Spieth to open up a two-shot lead after only […]

Jordan Spieth makes moving day at Augusta really count

Jordan Spieth makes moving day at Augusta really count

13 Apr 2014

Texan Jordan Spieth looked every bit an experienced campaigner at the Masters early this morning as the debutant grabbed a share of the lead going into tonight’s final round. Spieth fired in a third round 70 to go with his 71 and 70 in a day where most of the field were having day-mares. The […]

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