Phil Kearns is, without a doubt, one of rugby's most famous and respected sons. Phil's comeback to the Wallaby side after an 18 month battle to overcome Achilles and knee injuries has been proclaimed as a symbol of his determination and quality as an enduring athlete. Australia's most capped hooker, Phil is acknowledged by many rugby commentators as having been the world's best rugby hooker. Phil played 67 test matches for Australia after making his test debut in 1989. He also played in the Rest of the World side against the All Blacks for the New Zealand Rugby Centenary celebrations.