Rugby Championship

Cheika hails Beale influence

2017-09-11 13:07
Kurtley Beale (Getty)

Cape Town - Australia coach Michael Cheika has hailed fit-again Kurtley Beale for his impressive display in Saturday's 23-23 draw against South Africa

Prior to the Rugby Championship, Beale had last played for his country at the 2015 Rugby World Cup due to a series of niggling injuries. 

Since his return, the 28-year-old has scored three tries in as many games. Beale was again a standout performer on Saturday, winning the man-of-the-match award and has earned the praise of his coach.

"For a guy who hasn’t played footy since the end of May, he’s just came in, played three or four games of footy and killed it, has carved it up," said Cheika. 

"We all need to just have that same attitude around wanting it a lot and staying at it." 

The Wallabies turn their attention to Argentina this coming weekend aiming for their first win in the competition following two losses and a draw.


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