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,
There’s no argument AB de Villiers is a superstar, but it takes a team to win the World Cup and the rest of his troops aren’t up to scratch – yet. Today they get the chance to get back on track against the surprise packet in unbeaten Ireland at Manuka Oval in Canberra. But South […]
So far, 23 of the 42 games of the 2015 Cricket World Cup have been decided. So for something different, here are my two combined pool and overall World Cup selections, based on performances so far in the tournament. Pool A New Zealand lead on eight points from Sri Lanka (6), Bangladesh (3), Australia (3), […]
Black Caps legend Martin Crowe enjoyed a double celebration at Eden Park on Saturday – he was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame, and watched New Zealand stumble over the line to beat Australia by one wicket in one of the World Cup’s more extraordinary games. Pre-game one could reasonably predict two opening batsmen […]
Playing against the West Indies is an adrenalin rush for AB de Villiers. Turn the clock back to January 18 when an on-fire De Villiers cracked the fastest 50 and fastest 100 in ODI history, in the same dig. His 50 came up in 16 deliveries with three fours and five sixes, the 100 off […]
Stand by for the World Cup heavyweight bout between Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers when the Windies clash with South Africa today at the SCG. In the red corner Gayle, the holder of the world’s highest World Cup score of 215 off only 147 deliveries – that included 16 sixes and 10 fours – […]
Whoever wins at Eden Park on Saturday between New Zealand and Australia will have the inside running to take out the ICC World Cup. The way I see it after 42 matches, New Zealand or Australia will finish one-two in Pool A, with Sri Lanka third and England fourth. I see India finishing on top […]