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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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David Warner is literally flying high after Eden Park victory

David Warner is literally flying high after Eden Park victory

2 days ago

Having led the Australians to win the T20 Tri-Series in Auckland, David Warner has plenty of time to reflect on his success.

Australia can create history at Eden Park tonight

Australia can create history at Eden Park tonight

3 days ago

David Warner wasn’t at all impressed with Australia being a lowly seventh in the world T20 rankings in the lead-up to the current tri-series against England and New Zealand.

Can the Waratahs overcome a horrendous Super Rugby draw?

Can the Waratahs overcome a horrendous Super Rugby draw?

5 days ago

SANZAAR has done its best to stuff up the Super Rugby tournament over the last three years, but the governing body has surpassed itself in the stupidity stakes with the Waratahs’ first seven weeks.

Martin Guptill set the only genuine record at Eden Park

Martin Guptill set the only genuine record at Eden Park

6 days ago

Kiwi opening batsman Martin Gultill became the new world record holder of runs scored in T20 internationals at Eden Park on Friday night.

Lynne Anderson and Dean Pay to put the bite back in the Bulldogs

Lynne Anderson and Dean Pay to put the bite back in the Bulldogs

16 Feb 2018

Peter ‘Bullfrog’ Moore was one of the most outstanding sporting administrators of all time, so it surprised no one when Lynne Anderson, one of his nine children, led a reform ticket at the Bulldogs to almost wipe out the incumbent board of directors.

The NRL is delusional seeking expansion through Origin

The NRL is delusional seeking expansion through Origin

15 Feb 2018

While the NRL is patting itself on the back that an Origin game will be played in Melbourne, Perth, and Adelaide over the next three years, the Origin faithful who can’t afford the airfares and accommodation have been uppercutted.