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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 Djoker’ pockets fourth Wimbledon, and 13th Slam

'The Djoker' pockets fourth Wimbledon, and 13th Slam

20 hours ago

The record books will show Novak Djokovic straight-setted Kevin Anderson in the Wimbledon men’s singles final, but the real “final” was played out in the semis.

Novak Djokovic has three major problems in tonight’s Wimbledon final

Novak Djokovic has three major problems in tonight's Wimbledon final

2 days ago

If you compare Novak Djokovic’s career to that of Kevin Anderson, you’d assume the Serb should cruise to victory in tonight’s men’s singles final at Wimbledon.

Darren Lockyer will live to regret his Wally Lewis Medal explanation

Darren Lockyer will live to regret his Wally Lewis Medal explanation

3 days ago

“Billy Slater was well in front of anyone else,” was how Darren Lockyer explained how the Queensland captain took out the Wally Lewis Medal as Origin man-of-the-series award, despite missing the first game through injury.

Serena set to match Margaret

Serena set to match Margaret

4 days ago

When the majestic Margaret Court hung up her racquet in 1975 owning 24 Slam singles crowns, the general consensus was no-one will ever break that record.

Billy Slater goes out a winning Origin captain, man of the match, and man of the series

Billy Slater goes out a winning Origin captain, man of the match, and man of the series

5 days ago

My lasting memory of last night’s epic Origin 3 at Suncorp was Billy Slater and wife Nicole in a big hug with tears flowing in concert with the rain.

NSW beware of Billy the Kid

NSW beware of Billy the Kid

6 days ago

NSW coach Brad Fittler and skipper Boyd Cordner are well aware the cauldron of Suncorp tonight won’t be the only obstacle to a State of Origin whitewash.