Beale charged with assault

2012-06-16 12:34

Melbourne - Australia utility back Kurtley Beale has been charged with assault following a scuffle outside a bar in Brisbane last week.

Beale, 23, allegedly came to blows with bouncers at the Victory Hotel while out with fellow Wallaby Quade Cooper, local media reported last week, and had been under investigation by Queensland police and the Australian Rugby Union (ARU).

"Queensland police have informed Kurtley Beale he will face one count of common assault following an alleged incident in Brisbane nine days ago," the ARU said in a statement on Saturday.

"As a result the ARU's disciplinary process into the same issue headed by integrity manager Phil Thomson has been placed on hold until the external matter has been resolved.

"Until then, Kurtley will remain available for selection at Super Rugby and international level."

Beale and flyhalf Cooper are both recovering from injuries that have sidelined them from the first two tests of the three-match series against touring Wales.

Australia lead the series 1-0 and were playing the second test in Melbourne on Saturday.


  • philschalkwyk - 2012-06-16 12:54

    He may be a good player, but he's trash!

      Cape - 2012-06-16 13:06

      He has been charged with assault and not yet been convicted. What are your views about charges of murder (Bees Roux), illegal substance abuse (Joost and Wannenburg), and the many countless bokkie players - I wonder if these okes are "trash" or human beings making mistakes in their lives (as most of us do). Just asking Phil!

      Jason - 2012-06-16 13:20

      He is from Australia so he is trash!!! LOL (stiring)

      Cape - 2012-06-16 13:30

      @Jason - noted.

      marnusmnorval - 2012-06-16 13:50

      People give rugby players shi** then when they get it they cry about it.

      nzbro.allblack - 2012-06-17 09:42

      that is a very harsh derogatory comment to make against someone you do not know personally philschalkwyk . It is as out of place for example as me saying that you may be a good general manager but you're trash. but I am not as nasty as you so I would not say that on a public forum without at least getting to know you first before I pass judgement on your obviously respectable and honourable character. ;)

      philip.harris.967 - 2012-06-17 10:06

      Want to see some real trash Phil ....take a look in the mirror

  • Pro - 2012-06-16 15:12

    @Cape the traitor that lives in the past and still supports teh ABs. Its 2012, support your nations and stop living in the past.

      Cape - 2012-06-16 15:19


      ckrohne1 - 2012-06-16 17:15

      @Cape: 5 points in the first 3 minutes. against the team ranked 4 on irb long before the all cheaters score against the 8 ranked team in the world?

      ckrohne1 - 2012-06-16 17:19

      @Cape number 2 for you......inthe 7 minute...

      ckrohne1 - 2012-06-16 17:37

      @Cape; watch and learn....

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