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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 Sports:
Cricket, League, Rugby,

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Michelle Payne tests positive for banned substance

Michelle Payne tests positive for banned substance

23 hours ago

Champion jockey Michelle Payne has tested positive to the banned substance Phentermine, an appetite suppressor, after riding at Swan Hill two weeks ago.

Have we really seen the last of JT in Maroon?

Have we really seen the last of JT in Maroon?

2 days ago

There are four givens in Johnathan Thurston’s future as one of the greatest footballers to strap on a rugby league boot.

700th in the world? Why McEnroe is right about Serena

700th in the world? Why McEnroe is right about Serena

3 days ago

It must have been a slow news day for seven-time slam singles champion John McEnroe to reckon 23-time slammer Serena Williams would be ranked around 700 if she played the men’s circuit.

Wallabies beat the Azzurri in a photo finish

Wallabies beat the Azzurri in a photo finish

5 days ago

The Michael Cheika way eventually shone through at Suncorp last night when the Wallabies fell over the line 40-27 against lowly Italy.

Quade Cooper wants Wallabies to be a protected species

Quade Cooper wants Wallabies to be a protected species

23 Jun 2017

Runaway at the mouth Quade Cooper has no respect for “keyboard warriors” who criticise the Wallabies.

How on earth could NSW lose Origin 2?

How on earth could NSW lose Origin 2?

22 Jun 2017

With NSW leading Queensland 16-6 at ANZ Stadium last night and in total control, the Origin series was game set and match.