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Beale, Cooper in bar incident

2012-06-08 07:48

Brisbane - Wallaby stars Quade Cooper and Kurtley Beale were in hot water on Friday after an "incident" at a pub in Brisbane ahead of Australia's clash with Wales.

Media reports said the two players, who are close friends, were allegedly involved in an altercation with security guards after being asked to leave the Victory Hotel in the early hours of Friday morning.

Australian Associated Press said a scuffle broke out after the high-profile pair, who had previously left the venue, wanted to resume drinking but were denied access.

Some newspapers said Beale allegedly hit a security guard in the head and police were called but no arrests were made at the time.

"We've been made aware of an incident overnight and are still making our own enquiries," an Australian Rugby Union spokesperson said.

"As a matter of process the issue will be referred to an ARU disciplinary review procedure. We have nothing further to add at this stage."

Cooper and Beale are not part of the Wallabies squad for the clash with Wales on Saturday. Cooper had been ruled out with a knee injury and Beale with shoulder problems.

The pair have been in trouble before when, along with fellow high-profile player James O'Connor, they were allegedly involved in an night-time incident in Paris on a Wallabies tour in 2010.

The players dismissed it at the time as "boys being boys" and the ARU took no action.

Team-mate Will Genia said he was aware of the latest claims, but did not know the details. He told the Sydney Morning Herald that fans and children looked up to rugby players, who had a responsibility to behave properly.

"It's important to send the right message to kids about what's right and what's wrong, what to do and what not to do and to live that rather than send the wrong messages," he said.

AFP

Comments
  • Harold - 2012-06-08 08:01

    I'm sure they didn't cause any trouble, not the Aussies.

      Boereroo - 2012-06-08 08:54

      I take it you have all the facts relating to this incident then?

      TravieGrif - 2012-06-08 09:30

      Anyone smell smoke? Anyone?? Anyone?? Ok, so we all smell smoke, but the good news is that there is DEFINITELY no fire nearby. Phew...good news, huh!

      Danie - 2012-06-08 09:34

      Herold,you idiot

      Harold - 2012-06-08 09:55

      Who the f is Herold? Are you from Mitchells Plain?

  • marcus.daily3 - 2012-06-08 08:08

    When the Wallabies play the Boks in Aus this year, they must invite Mr Coenie "Herrr We Go Big" Oosthuizen for a drink or 2....should be special.

      Boereroo - 2012-06-08 08:55

      Don't forget to invite Bees Roux as well.

  • Bigrp - 2012-06-08 08:32

    Can take the convict out of the jail, but not the jail out of the convict!

      Boereroo - 2012-06-08 08:53

      Wow jy's oorspronklik. Duidelik het die brain drain 'n groot effek gehad op Suid Afrika

      Stirrer - 2012-06-08 09:17

      @Boereroo - Ja. In jou geval het die gemiddelde IK in beide SA en Australiƫ gestyg toe jy emigreer.

      Craven Luyt - 2012-06-08 22:08

      Mr Boereroo. We know you miss home terribly and the nostalgia makes you confrontational. We understand, ag siestog. All the best. Craven, imagine a chop cooked with real wood coals. Yum yum

  • Danie - 2012-06-08 09:34

    Harold,you idiot

  • Clive - 2012-06-08 09:42

    These guys have been in hot water before.

  • Pat - 2012-06-08 10:08

    drowning there sorrows even b4 playing the game?? now thats a new 1!!!!

  • Ryan Charl Dirks - 2012-06-08 10:48

    powerfull words from will genia.what a real sportman

  • jonathan.golding.96 - 2012-06-08 13:24

    Sheep shaggers!

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