Kurtley Beale

Imperfect 10: Why Kurtley Beale isn't the man for the Wallabies five-eighth spot and Bernard Foley is

Matthew Burke I always find it interesting how people think they need to reinvent the wheel. Somehow they think they can make it work better when it is in fact spinning around just nicely as it is.

Kurtley Beale has got to go, but to where in Wallabies' starting back line?

Wasted at No. 10?: Kurtley Beale.

Rupert Guinness Kurtley Beale should be switched from the starting five-eighth slot to the wing in the Wallabies line-up that was thrashed by the All Blacks at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday night, former World...

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Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie keen for Kurtley Beale to quickly sort his playing future

Deadly combination: Beale credits his improved form to a greater understanding with Bernard Foley.

Georgina Robinson The Waratahs are hopeful of locking in off-contract playmaker Kurtley Beale within a fortnight. 

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Kurtley Beale remains at five-eighth for game two of Bledisloe Cup

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Georgina Robinson Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie has backed the same team to go one better than last week's draw and crack the Eden Park hoodoo against the All Blacks this weekend.

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Kurtley Beale, David Pocock, Matt Hodgson and Luke Burgess prove why NRC is needed

Nobody to somebody: Wallabies five-eighth Kurtley Beale.

Georgina Robinson It is the best 45-second justification of why, after a rushed and difficult labour, the National Rugby Championship will kick off in Brisbane on Thursday night.

Wallabies picked Kurtley Beale to keep him from league: All Blacks coach Steve Hansen

Super reward: Kurtley Beale is back in the Wallabies No.10 jersey for the first time since 2012.

Jim Morton All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has relished stirring the pot ahead of Saturday's Bledisloe Cup opener by claiming the Wallabies have picked Kurtley Beale to keep him out of the clutches of rugby...

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Kurtley Beale selected as Wallabies' five-eighth for Bledisloe Cup

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Georgina Robinson Kurtley Beale will wear the Wallabies No.10 jersey for the first time since 2012 in an overhauled Australian back line to play the All Blacks on Saturday.

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Bernard Foley pushes through pain after Kurtley Beale selection shock

Pleasure and pain: Bernard Foley trains with the Wallabies last week, but he has lost his No.10 jumper for the opening Bledisloe Cup encounter.

Georgina Robinson Good friends, title-winning teammates and fierce rivals. 

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Kurtley Beale changes his attitude and gets back behind the wheel

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Georgina Robinson If doubt drove Kurtley Beale to a very public dummy spit two months ago, some honest self-assessment brought him back.

Kurtley Beale man to give Wallabies winning edge, says Ewen McKenzie

Smiling assassin: Wallabies No.10 Kurtley Beale.

Georgina Robinson The search for a Bledisloe Cup-winning edge prompted Ewen McKenzie to dump match-winning playmaker Bernard Foley and hand the No.10 jersey to a resurgent Kurtley Beale for the first time in two years.

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Kurtley Beale is the X-factor for Wallabies in the Bledisloe Cup

Kurtley Beale: The man with the ''intangibles'' for the Wallabies.

Georgina Robinson Ewen McKenzie has benched the player shaping as Australia's ''Dan Carter'' in favour of the experience and X-factor of Kurtley Beale.

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After Wallabies' 'confusing' draw, Kurtley Beale waits for Ewen McKenzie's next thoughts

Kurtley Beale looks to spread play on Saturday night.

Georgina Robinson Kurtley Beale could only hope he had done enough to retain the No.10 jersey at Eden Park this weekend.

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Kurtley Beale's selection at No.10 for Wallabies against All Blacks riskier than it need have been

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Paul Cully Damnation awaited either way for Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie regarding his Kurtley Beale call.

Hardened Kurtley Beale won't fall for Steve Hansen's bait

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Georgina Robinson Two days out from the opening Bledisloe Cup Test, All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has fired up on the Wallabies, training the crosshairs on Kurtley Beale.

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Ewen McKenzie refuses to bite over Steve Hansen's comments on Kurtley Beale

In the spotlight: Kurtley Beale.

Marc Hinton and Rupert Guinness Ewen McKenzie has poured cold water on provocative comments from All Blacks coach Steve Hansen questioning his rival's selection of Kurtley Beale at five-eighth for the opening Bledisloe Cup Test.

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ARU deal likely after Kurtley Beale feels the 'love'

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Georgina Robinson The signs are looking good for Kurtley Beale to announce a new one-year deal with the Australian Rugby Union.

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All Blacks winger Cory Jane has dig of his own at Wallabies No.10 Kurtley Beale

Ready to test Kurtley Beale:  All Black winger Cory Jane at training.

Georgina Robinson All Blacks winger Cory Jane has taken a leaf out of his coach's book and dared Wallabies five-eighth Kurtley Beale to defend in the front line against New Zealand in the opening Bledisloe Cup Test.

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Having Kurtley Beale in starting XV will give Wallabies an immediate impact against All Blacks

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Spiro Zavos "I reckon Ewen McKenzie is trying to keep Kurtley Beale in rugby by selecting him as a starter against the All Blacks," Tony said to me when I made my usual morning purchases at his excellent deli...

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Kurtley Beale says his heart is still with Tahs, despite no new deal

Key man: Kurtley Beale has been a standout performer for the Waratahs over the course of their championship-winning season.

Rupert Guinness Kurtley Beale is yet to confirm if he has signed a new deal with the Waratahs.

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NSW Waratahs duo Kurtley Beale and Adam Ashley-Cooper in line for Wallabies selection

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Paul Cully The final was so breathless it took repeat viewings for some of the quality to really stand out.