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David Lord

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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.

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February 2011
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Kurtley Beale cleared to join the Wallabies’ Spring Tour

Kurtley Beale cleared to join the Wallabies' Spring Tour

15 hours ago

Sanity resumed at ARU headquarters last night with Kurtley Beale fined $45,000 for breaching the Code of Conduct, but free to join the Wallabies end of year tour. The Wallabies left yesterday for their tour while Beale was giving the evidence that saved his career. “I’m happy the evidence presented to the tribunal did not […]

Cheika has tough decisions to make in the Wallabies backline

Cheika has tough decisions to make in the Wallabies backline

2 days ago

How new Wallabies coach Michael Cheika treats Will Genia, Will Skelton and the uncapped Kyle Godwin and Henry Speight will be key moments on the Spring Tour. The 33-man squad leaves today for a five-game tour, playing on successive Saturdays throughout November. It’s ideal the first game is more of a ‘social’ outing against the […]

Cheika will ensure Wallabies are a football team, not a business

Cheika will ensure Wallabies are a football team, not a business

3 days ago

Michael Cheika will not make the same fundamental mistake Ewen McKenzie made when he rated the Wallabies a business. Rugby is a business to the Australian Rugby Union, it’s their lifeblood, and that’s why the governing body has a board of directors. The only ‘business’ of the Wallabies is to win the Rugby World Cup, […]

Ben Dunk earns his Australian T20 berth

Ben Dunk earns his Australian T20 berth

4 days ago

Ben Dunk’s magnificent 229 not-out for Tasmania last weekend in the domestic 50-over comp has been recognised by the Australian selectors. He’s been included in the Australian T20 squad to play three internationals against South Africa in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney, starting November 5. The 27-year-old keeper savaged the Queensland attack and North Sydney Oval […]

Arthur Wharton at last recognised for a stellar sporting career

5 days ago

A 16-foot bronze statue was unveiled in England last week, saluting Arthur Wharton’s trail-blazing sporting career in the late 19th century. In a life that was to be both triumphant and tragic, he was born in Jamestown in Gold Coast, (now Accra, Ghana), the son of Harry, half Grenadian, half Scottish, and Anne, a member […]

There has to be more to Ewen McKenzie’s resignation

There has to be more to Ewen McKenzie's resignation

6 days ago

Ask coach Bobby Dwyer, or any of the 1991 Rugby World Cup winning Wallabies, about Ewen McKenzie and they would say, “Great bloke, great team-man, great prop, and mighty tough.” Tough is in a player’s DNA, it doesn’t change. So McKenzie’s dramatic and devastating exit has to be the tip of the iceberg. McKenzie couldn’t […]

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