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Kurtley Beale
Australia
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Full name Kurtley James Beale
Born January 6, 1989, Blacktown, NSW
Current age 25 years 297 days
Major teams Australia A, Australia Barbarians, Melbourne Rebels, Waratahs, Australia
Position Fullback
Height 6 ft 0 in
Weight 198 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2009-2014 47 33 14 113 11 2 18 0 29 16 2 63.82
Bledisloe Cup 2010-2014 11 9 2 38 2 2 8 0 2 7 2 27.27
IRB Rugby World Cup 2011-2011 5 5 0 5 1 0 0 0 4 1 0 80.00
The Rugby Championship 2010-2014 20 14 6 49 3 2 10 0 9 10 1 47.50

Career statistics
Test debut Wales v Australia at Millennium Stadium, Nov 28, 2009 match details
Last Test South Africa v Australia at Cape Town, Sep 27, 2014 match details
Test Statsguru Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list
Profile

Kurtley Beale is a hugely talented back who can turn a match in the blink of an eye but his recent history has been tarnished by off-field incidents which have threatened to derail his career.

He was earmarked as a future Wallaby from an early age and success at schoolboy level was followed by a Super Rugby debut in 2007 at the age of just 18. Beale alternated between fly-half and inside centre for the Waratahs, but eventually settled at fullback. He was selected for Australia's 2009 tour as back-up and impressed enough in tour fixtures to win a debut Test cap off the bench against Wales. He earned his first Test start against Fiji the following year before appearing off the bench against England and Ireland but his push for a Tri-Nations role was hampered by assault charges - that he was cleared of - and a A$5,000 fine for urinating outside a nightclub following the victory over the Irish.

He struck a rich vein of form in the 2010 Tri-Nations and began the 2011 Super Rugby season at fullback but also returned to fly-half as cover and went on to play an integral part in the Wallabies side that finished third at the 2011 Rugby World Cup. In a surprise move, he switched south to the Melbourne Rebels in 2012 but injuries limted his contribution in his first Super Rugby campaign.

He again made headlines for the wrong reasons later that year when he was charged with common assault but he remained at the heart of Australia's plans. He filled the Wallabies' No.10 shirt for the latter part of the Rugby Championship and the end of year tour of Europe - most notably notching a 14-point haul and a last-gasp try to beat Wales in Cardiff.

But his dark side again won out when he was involved in a fight with Rebels team-mates after a game in Durban and he agreed with the ARU a self-imposed indefinite absence while he tried to get himself sorted.

Latest Articles
ARU run by 'Mosman rugby mafia' (Oct 29, 2014) ARU not chasing second offender in Beale text scandal (Oct 28, 2014) Pulver and his cohorts must go now (Oct 27, 2014) Patston felt 'worthless' over Beale scandal (Oct 27, 2014) Cheika open to Beale return (Oct 27, 2014) Kurtley Beale news and articles (287) »
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Oct 24, 2014
Australia's Kurtley Beale arrives for his disciplinary hearing
Australia's Kurtley Beale arrives for his disciplinary hearing
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Oct 4, 2014
Kurtley Beale looks on during half-time
Kurtley Beale looks on during half-time
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Aug 16, 2014
Australia's Kurtley Beale is wrapped up by the New Zealand defence
Australia's Kurtley Beale is wrapped up by the New Zealand defence
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Aug 1, 2014
The Waratahs' Kurtley Beale takes a breath
The Waratahs' Kurtley Beale takes a breath
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