SYDNEY, Aug 17 (Reuters) - Australia coach Michael Cheika has named rugby league convert Curtis Rona on the wing and handed Kurtley Beale his first start at inside centre in his Wallabies team to play New Zealand in the Rugby Championship opener on Saturday.
SYDNEY, Aug 13 (Reuters) - Australia playmaker Kurtley Beale is rushing to be fit in time for the Wallabies' Rugby Championship opener against the All Blacks in Sydney next week, the team have said.
MELBOURNE, March 7 (Reuters) - Australia coach Michael Cheika has dangled the carrot of a more senior role for Kurtley Beale in the Wallabies set-up if the playmaker is prepared to come home early from England.
SYDNEY, Aug 27 (Reuters) - Wallabies coach Michael Cheika was still downcast after his side's narrow Rugby Championship loss to New Zealand but the match showed him his team could play at the same level as the world champions.
MELBOURNE, Aug 10 (Reuters) - An untimely knee injury to Kurtley Beale paved the way for Samu Kerevi's Wallabies debut last year but the Fiji-born centre hopes both men can slot into Australia's midfield during the upcoming Rugby Ch...