Kurtley Beale rugby player
Kurtley Beale rugby player

Kurtley Beale

6th Jan 1989 1.84m/92kg Fullback

Beale is recognised as one of the best rugby players on the planet. Kurtley’s 2012 season was severely interrupted by injury, however, despite playing just 10 games for the Rebels, he took out the Players' Player of the Year Award.

Whether playing from fullback or fly half, the versatile Kurtley's brilliance in breaking the line or putting a teammate through a defensive hole is extraordinary. He made his Super Rugby debut in 2007 at 18 years of age, and quickly asserted himself in the Super Rugby Competition.

Later that year he competed for Australia A, then made his full international debut in 2009 where he was later honoured as Australia’s Rookie of the Year.

Beale has been one of the most consistent players over the years and 2015 was another successful year in terms of his form for the Waratahs. He was selected as part of the Australian Rugby Championship squad for 2015 where he managed to secure a spot in Cheika's 31 man squad for the RWC.

In May 2016, Beale joined Wasps for the 2016/17 season from the Waratahs. Following a lengthy injury, Beale made his first appearance for his new club against Connacht at the Ricoh Arena.

He returned to Wasps at the end of that season.

The experienced playmaker featured in all 18 of the Waratahs Super Rugby matches, in his first season back with the side, helping the side to the semi-finals and taking his cap tally 155 and 527 points in the competition.

Ahead of the 2019 Rugby Championship, Beale earned 83 test caps and scored 151 points since debuting against Wales in 2009.

Late in July 2019 he announced a short term contract extension with the ARU and Waratahs. The 12-month deal was signed due to the uncertainty of the new Wallaby coach following the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

Following the 2019 Rugby Championship Beale was named in the World Cup Squad with 87 Test Caps.

As of March 2020 he has played in three World Cups, played 92 Tests for the Wallabies and equaled Benn Robinson’s record of 148 Super Rugby matches for the Waratahs.

He’s also scored more than 50 professional tries during his career in Australia.

In May 2020, Racing 92 confirmed that the Wallabies veteran would join the club in an undisclosed deal.


waratahs NSW Waratahs
2007 - present
australia Australia
2009 - present
rebels Melbourne Rebels
Left Wing
2012 - 2013
ws Wasps
2016 - 2017