Phil Kearns

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Australia have received another boost in their bid to host the 2027 Rugby World Cup, with World Rugby set to announce the next two men’s and women’s t(...)

Raelene Castle, who stepped down as chief executive of Rugby Australia this week, received a death threat last year. Photograph:   Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images

In the wake of Raelene Castle resigning as chief executive of Rugby Australia, it has emerged that increased security was needed to protect her follow(...)

Andrew Porter and Eric O’Sullivan take part in an Ireland v Ulster training session at the IRFU’s high-performance centre at  the Sport Ireland Campus. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The IRFU’s return date for provincial squads of May 18th is under “constant review” but medical experts believe collective training, before a vaccine (...)

 England’s Dan Cole: Michael Cheika said: “That same prop’s been infringing the law since his career started probably, if not all of this year.” Photograph: Reuters

Michael Cheika has accused England’s Dan Cole of illegal scrummaging throughout his career in a damning assessment of the prop and a fierce response (...)

David Campese breaks for Australia during the 1991 Rugby World Cup semi-final. Australia beat New Zealand 16-6. Photograph: Getty

Next Saturday’s Rugby World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand should prove a fitting climax for what has been - bar home nation disappointme(...)

David Campese inspired Australia to victory over the All Blacks in the 1991 World Cup semi-final at Lansdowne Road. Photograph: Getty

Australia and New Zealand played each other for the first time in 1903 but it wasn’t until 1991 theymet on neutral soil. The venue, Lansdowne Road. Th(...)

2015 Rugby World Cup Warm-Up Match, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales vs Ireland. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

BBC Wales earned the ubiquitous 15-minutes of fame, certainly in an Irish context, as the rugby or sporting diaspora tuned into the complexity of unsc(...)

CROSS Cancer Research Rugby Legends cycle: “This is no place to be for your second cycle in a year – belly empty, bar the gallon-and-a-half Kenmare offered the night before”

Last Sunday week I found myself aboard my racing bike. I should have left it in a hedge at Mizen Head last year for all the action it got since. The p(...)