Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 1:55 PM on Saturday 20 September

/ Front page / Sport

Wallabies' main man ready for director's role

Aap
Thursday, August 14, 2014

SYDNEY - He's the Wallabies' main man again and says he loves getting his hands on the ball, but Kurtley Beale also knows his job is more about creating opportunities for others.

"I've got some really good players in and around me, so my key role is to try and give them the ball as much as I can, and try and direct the play," Beale said after being named as five-eighth for Saturday night's Rugby Championship opener against New Zealand.

Beale will be back in Australia's gold No.10 jumper for the first time since the 2012 spring tour after beating NSW Waratahs teammate Bernard Foley to the chief playmaker's role. The classy utility played inside centre outside of Foley throughout the Waratahs' triumphant Super Rugby campaign and was expected to be named on the bench, as he was for the three-Test series against France in June.


Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Fiji First in strong lead: Fiji Elections
  2. General Election results: Round 14
  3. ENDORSED
  4. Pre-poll ballot count completed: Fiji Elections
  5. General Election results: Round 15
  6. Fiji elections a welcome turning point: Commonwealth
  7. General Election results: Round 13
  8. Fans stabbed
  9. 1st sitting of Parliament soon
  10. General Election results: Round 12

Top Stories this Week

  1. FijiFirst claims 60 per cent Thursday (18 Sep)
  2. Searching for answers Monday (15 Sep)
  3. Girl, 12, murdered Monday (15 Sep)
  4. Parties reject result Friday (19 Sep)
  5. Leader of the pack Thursday (18 Sep)
  6. Shocked and disgusted Monday (15 Sep)
  7. No stop Friday (19 Sep)
  8. FijiFirst leads Thursday (18 Sep)
  9. No $20m ransom Tuesday (16 Sep)
  10. Elections supervisor to announce final results Friday (19 Sep)