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Phil Kearns
Australia
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Full name Philip Nicholas Kearns
Born June 27, 1967, Sydney, NSW
Current age 47 years 147 days
Major teams Australia
Position Hooker
Height 6 ft 0 in
Weight 242 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 1989-1999 67 65 2 34 8 0 0 0 50 17 0 74.62
Bledisloe Cup 1989-1999 17 17 0 9 2 0 0 0 9 8 0 52.94
IRB Rugby World Cup 1991-1999 11 11 0 9 2 0 0 0 9 2 0 81.81
The Rugby Championship 1998-1999 7 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 0 57.14

Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v Australia at Auckland, Aug 5, 1989 match details
Last Test Ireland v Australia at Lansdowne Road, Oct 10, 1999 match details
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Profile

Kearns was part of the highly successful Australia team of the 1990s, having represented the Wallabies in both the triumphant 1991 and 1999 World Cup campaigns. The world- class hooker represented his country on 67 occasions, and also captained Australia ten times.

The forward was also prolific at provincial level, turning out 73 times for New South Wales. Having made his debut in 1989, Kearns' career reflected the shifting tides of rugby in Australia, as the professional era brought about increasingly fit and mobile forwards, a trait which he epitomised.

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Aug 15, 1994
The famous Australian front-row of Tony Daly, Phil Kearns and Ewen McKenzie
The famous Australian front-row of Tony Daly, Phil Kearns and Ewen McKenzie
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Jan 1, 1992
Australia hooker Phil Kearns
Australia hooker Phil Kearns
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