Kurtley Beale

Kurtley Beale departs Waratahs with immediate effect

It was announced in May that Beale would not be returning to Daceyville in 2021 and following the COVID-19 shutdown it’s been agreed that he take up that opportunity with immediate effect.

In his eleventh season for his home state, Beale has been an icon of the organisation’s famous sky-blue jersey – equalling Benn Robinson’s all-time appearance record (148) in his final outing as a Waratah.

Kurtley Beale has landed a two-year deal in France

The 31-year-old Australian international is currently with the Waratahs, whom he joined after a stint in 2016/17 with Wasps, the English Premiership side.

The 92-cap Wallaby, who has played in three World Cups, offers backline versatility and a nose for scoring. His arrival in Paris will offset the club’s loss of Brice Dulin, who is bound for La Rochelle ar the end of the currently suspended season. 

Hope, pride and Wallabies duels to drive Waratahs in run home: Beale

Those will be will be the driving forces behind the Waratahs in their last three games, according to Kurtley Beale, despite the fact NSW will need a miracle to make the finals.

The Waratahs crashing to an eighth loss for the season on Saturday night against the Jaguares left them sitting in 12th on the ladder, eight points behind the Brumbies and seven behind the Rebels, and four points outside the top eight.

Kurtley Beale can lay claim to Israel Folau's Wallabies spot

With the rugby future of incumbent test fullback Folau in doubt as he awaits his code of conduct hearing, utility Beale has been challenged to showcase his skills at the back for the rest of the Super Rugby season.

He will start there in the Waratahs' crucial clash with Australian conference leaders Melbourne Rebels at the SCG on Saturday.

It's a familiar job for Beale, who made his name in international rugby as fullback, earning nomination for World Player of the Year in 2010 and playing the 2011 World Cup there before becoming the regular inside centre.

Beale key to Wallabies success - Mealamu

The Wallabies haven't won the Bledisloe Cup since 2002 and they will be aiming to end that 16-year drought during the upcoming three-match series.

Beale has played 74 Tests since making his international debut in 2009.

But it has been the 29-year-old's form in recent years that has really caught the attention of Mealamu.

While fullback Israel Folau remains the Wallabies' biggest star, Mealamu believes it is Beale who holds the key to victory during the upcoming Bledisloe Cup series.

"I've seen him reinvent himself," Mealamu said of the speedy centre.

Best yet to come for Wallabies attack: Beale

Beale was arguably the Wallabies' most dangerous player with ball in hand on Saturday, showing his class with a gliding run across field to set up the Israel Folau try which was eventually disallowed.

His combination with Bernard Foley made the Wallabies attack look far more potent than the Irish charge but Beale said the offensive output will only increase from here.

"I think across the park, combinations are key - especially when there is a short turnaround," he said.

Beale ruled out of Brisbane Tens

Beale was ruled out of the Brisbane Tens with an elbow injury, less than a day after being named in the Waratahs squad for the tournament.

The 29-year-old is one of the tournament's promotional ambassadors, suffered the injury in training last week and was unable to shake it off in time.

Beale will still travel with the team and fulfil his ambassadorial role but his absence on the field is a blow to the tournament, with many teams already reluctant to bring their top-line stars.

Hayman said it was disappointing to see a draw card like Beale pull out.

Beale sheds blood, but not belief, after Bledisloe defeat

Beale, who was one of the Wallabies’ best in the enthralling encounter, was visibly emotional after the match, speaking about the result.

“That one really hurts, heartbreaking stuff, huge effort from the lads, couldn't ask anything more,” he said.

“A couple of handling errors cost us in the end and that was just a true Test match.

“I think both teams played to the very end and it's just unfortunate that we were put in that position in the end and that one really just cuts the heart a bit.

Wallabies need to strike attacking balance

Kurtley Beale and Israel Folau will be reunited on Saturday night, and it didn’t take much for the fullback to show exactly why Beale’s return is so anticipated by Australia.

One of Australia’s most prolific Test finishers can’t wait to have his Waratahs teammate back,  just for the flow-on of confidence the utility has in a side.

“You grow that extra leg when you know you have him beside you. He brings a lot more confidence to your game and it’s exciting,” Folau said.

“Guys like KB they don’t come around too often.

Wallabies star Kurtley Beale to return to Australia

The former Waratahs centre is currently the highest earning player in England after signing a A$1.5 million (NZ$1.63m) one-year deal, with the option of a second season, last May.

Beale had to wait until December to make his debut for Wasps after suffering a serious knee injury during a Super Rugby clash just hours after signing for the English giants.

He's been in fine form since finally making it onto the field, helping Wasps to the top of the Aviva Premiership table with two tries in last week's win over Bath.