Beale could be in doubt for NZ Test

NZ Newswire Updated July 4, 2012, 7:33 am

Rebels utility Kurtley Beale could be in doubt for the first match of the Rugby Championship on August 18, the gifted back sustaining a fractured rib against Queensland in their last Super Rugby clash.

Melbourne's medical staff on Tuesday initially said Beale wouldn't be joining his teammates in South Africa for games against the Lions and Stormers after previously saying he was suffering "soreness" following the 32-17 loss to the Reds.

But later on Tuesday that was upgraded to a stint out of up to six weeks.

"Kurtley sustained a chest injury in the Wallabies Test against Wales in Sydney which appeared to settle quickly. However, on Friday night it was exacerbated in our match against the Reds. Further investigations revealed a rib fracture, which will take 4-6 weeks to heal and rule him out for the remainder of the Super Rugby season," Rebels coach Damien Hill said.

The Wallabies' first match of the four-nation series is against New Zealand at ANZ Stadium, in six weeks' time', leaving him touch and go to make the squad.

The Wallabies fullback went into the clash against the defending Super Rugby champions with bruised ribs suffered during the third Test against Wales in Sydney in his first match back from shoulder surgery.

Beale's operation at the start of June forced the 23-year-old to miss one Super Rugby game, the one-off Test against Scotland and the first two clashes with Wales.

Fellow Wallaby James O'Connor was also missing from the the 25-player Rebels squad which flew to South Africa on Sunday after straining his hamstring.

James Hilgendorf is most likely to regain the No.10 jersey against the Lions in Johannesburg on Sunday.

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  1. 05:35pm Wednesday 04th July 2012 NZSTReport Abuse

    Geez for got to comment PG your a wanker

  2. Perplexed01:21pm Wednesday 04th July 2012 NZSTReport Abuse

    see yus ova on ABs return post

  3. handsome11:09am Wednesday 04th July 2012 NZSTReport Abuse

    funny thing is the aussie team is the world champs according to google

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  4. il Duce11:06am Wednesday 04th July 2012 NZSTReport Abuse

    Yeah, has what's known as the "Wrigleys syndrome".... Get's stuck under your feet and you can't shake it off!!

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  5. Jackster10:46am Wednesday 04th July 2012 NZSTReport Abuse

    We all know Wharfies jealous of the AB's but to call them obese makes him stupid too..who is he referring to? SBW? Dan? Vito? Conrad? Hose? Even the forwards mite be bigger but they sure as hell aint obese dumbass. So negative Wharfie you must live a sad, sad, sad and certainly a lonely, lonely life...

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  6. Lisa09:37am Wednesday 04th July 2012 NZSTReport Abuse

    Makes no difference if Beale is in or out...the AB's will waste them even if they had 16 players :)

  7. Scooter09:08am Wednesday 04th July 2012 NZSTReport Abuse

    Hey Wharfie can explain The Reserve Bank act to us ?

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  8. WharfiesBiatch08:47am Wednesday 04th July 2012 NZSTReport Abuse

    Ohh..wharfie darling, where you been lars nite You been playn roun wiff dat dikkylica PG agane, come home wharfie. I got scramble exx for brekfas..kissy kissy!

  9. 08:35am Wednesday 04th July 2012 NZSTReport Abuse

    So the kiwi hillbillies are already salivating at the prospect of our obsese embarrassments (aka ABs) v Australia, where rugby is a minority sport and largely ignored in Tasmania, NT, SA and WA (and even then its mainly kiwi expats that play it). Why dont we send our AFL team for them to smash us in that? Too cowardly? AFL requires fittness that our porky rugby team could only dream of.

  10. PG08:27am Wednesday 04th July 2012 NZSTReport Abuse

    Yeah smash em , draw first blood, kill em, punch em over, grop em,fk em.

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