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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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The Kurtley Beale-Sonny Bill clash worth the price of admission alone

The Kurtley Beale-Sonny Bill clash worth the price of admission alone

2 days ago

Kurtley Beale makes a welcome return to the Wallabies tomorrow night at ANZ Stadium for the first of three clashes with the All Blacks.

Mal Meninga’s stunning solution to the Titans’ uncivil war

Mal Meninga's stunning solution to the Titans' uncivil war

3 days ago

“Keep both Neil Henry and Jarryd Hayne, and make Hayne captain”.

Little wonder Graham Annesley is feeling uncomfortable

Little wonder Graham Annesley is feeling uncomfortable

5 days ago

When Graham Annesley won the seat of Miranda in the NSW Parliament in 2011, he was immediately appointed Minister for Sport and Recreation and destined for a long career in Macquarie Street.

Justin Thomas wins his first major on Ben Hogan’s birthday

Justin Thomas wins his first major on Ben Hogan's birthday

5 days ago

Justin Thomas is the latest first-time major winner after taking out the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow by two strokes.

Jason Day blows his PGA Championship

Jason Day blows his PGA Championship

13 Aug 2017

Jason Day stood on the 18th tee of the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow this morning at 4-under, and well in contention.

Jason Day in the mix after the opening round of the PGA Championship

Jason Day in the mix after the opening round of the PGA Championship

11 Aug 2017

Australian Jason Day appeared to be heading for trouble when he was three-over after 13 holes during the opening round of the 99th PGA Championship at Quail Hollow.