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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 NSW Origin selection meeting promises to be lively

The NSW Origin selection meeting promises to be lively

2 days ago

In the blue corner, Phil Gould, the most successful NSW Origin coach with six series wins among his 24 games for 14 wins, a consultant to the NSW team, and a gifted rugby league mentor and television analyst on Channel Nine.

Unseeded Serena will be very dangerous at Roland Garros

Unseeded Serena will be very dangerous at Roland Garros

3 days ago

It’s very possible a French Open top seed could meet Serena Williams in the opening round.

Write off Wayne Bennett at your own peril

Write off Wayne Bennett at your own peril

4 days ago

If anyone in sport could rightfully be described as indestructible, it’s Wayne Bennett.

The ICC is still pondering ball-tampering suspensions

The ICC is still pondering ball-tampering suspensions

5 days ago

Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft will be taking a very special interest in the ICC’s upcoming decision regarding future ball-tamperers.

Israel Folau will become Super Rugby’s greatest try scorer

Israel Folau will become Super Rugby's greatest try scorer

6 days ago

When Israel Folau crossed for his second try against the Highlanders at Allianz last night, the champion Waratahs fullback hit the 50 career mark.

It’s time for a rugby revolution in the southern hemisphere

It's time for a rugby revolution in the southern hemisphere

19 May 2018

It’s time to have a decent rugby revolution.