August 5, 2020

Kearns wants 2027 World Cup to revive Aussie rugby

Sydney (AFP) – Australian rugby risks becoming a “third tier” sport if it fails to win hosting rights for the 2027 World Cup, two-time tournament winner Phil Kearns said Wednesday after being appointed to lead the bid campaign.Kearns, who won the showcase tournament in 1991 and 1999 during a 67-Test career, said he was “enormously excited” to be named executive director of the bid by Rugby Australia.”There’s a couple of really big roles in Australian rugby at the moment and this is certainly one of them,” the former Wallabies skipper told reporters in a video conference.Kearns said hosting the…


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