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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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Time for Cricket Australia to bite the bullet over selectors

Time for Cricket Australia to bite the bullet over selectors

1 day ago

It’s time Cricket Australia gave the national selectors the recognition and the pay they deserve, but in the process make sure the panel is high quality.

Why Darren Lehmann shouldn’t be a selector

Why Darren Lehmann shouldn't be a selector

2 days ago

There’s an unwritten rule among Australian cricket selectors – only the chairman explains to the media once a team has been released.

Ellyse Perry is simply the best

Ellyse Perry is simply the best

3 days ago

The ‘ground full’ sign should be erected every time Ellyse Perry is on duty.

Has Steve Smith let England off the hook?

Has Steve Smith let England off the hook?

5 Dec 2017

As David Warner and Cameron Bancroft ran off the field when England was dismissed for 227, Steve Smith obviously wasn’t going to enforce the follow on.

The Ben Stokes farce continues

The Ben Stokes farce continues

1 Dec 2017

It’s ten weeks since the then-England-vice-captain Ben Stokes had his punch-up outside a Bristol tavern in the early hours of the morning.

There’s no limit to Steve Smith’s inspiration as captain

There's no limit to Steve Smith's inspiration as captain

28 Nov 2017

Steve Smith’s unbeaten 141 at the Gabba was just another example of why the skipper is such a priceless asset to the baggy greens.