Wallabies back Kurtley Beale, who was suspended from Super Rugby twice this season because of his behavior, checked into a private hospital for “assistance in resolving personal issues,” the Australian Rugby Union said.
Wallabies back Kurtley Beale was suspended from Super Rugby for the second time this season after breaking the conditions of his return, jeopardizing his chances of being selected to face the British and Irish Lions.
Australia picked Kurtley Beale to replace injured fly-half Quade Cooper in this weekend’s Rugby Championship match against South Africa in Pretoria, while Dan Carter returns for New Zealand’s game in Argentina.
Nathan Sharpe was named as Australia’s third on-field captain of 2012 and will lead a team featuring four starting changes for this weekend’s Rugby Championship match against Argentina on the Gold Coast.
Australia rugby selectors picked winger Dom Shipperley to make his Test debut against South Africa this weekend as the Wallabies seek to rebound from back- to-back losses against top-ranked New Zealand.