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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- Cricket, League, Rugby,
Kitty Chiller, Australia’s Chef de Mission in Rio, is one tough cookie.
When the Wallabies reached the Rugby World Cup final at Twickenham last year, Michael Cheika’s career stat was 15 Tests for 11 wins at a 73 per cent win-rate – and the Wallabies were ranked No.2 in the world.
Tonight the Roosters will embrace the NRL’s Retro Round by sporting a head shot of one of their favourite sons, Artie Beetson, on the front of the jersey.
There were two telling facets of play during the opening day of the three-Test series against Sri Lanka at Pallekele Stadium: the presentation of the coveted ICC’s Test Championship mace, and the failure of all four opening batsmen.
If former head Jacques Rogge was still IOC president, Russia would be banned from the Rio Olympic Games for disgracing the movement.
There can only be one winner in the Jason Taylor-Robbie Farah selection issue, and that’s Jason Taylor.