Kurtley Beale, the troubled playmaker for the Australia Rugby team has seen his contract with the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) extended by a further year despite off field troubles ahead of the Rugby World Cup in the summer.
Beale will be a part of the Wallabies squad for the upcoming Rugby World Cup on English soil despite being sanctioned by the ARU for a lewd text message that he had sent to a former business manager of the Wallabies and an altercation in-flight against a member if the team staff in October 2014.
Beale, who currently plays with the Australian Super Rugby XV club the New South Wales Waratahs will remain with the club for the upcoming 2015 season as well.
The 26 year old was sacked from the Australia Rugby team by the ARU after the team returned from Argentina following their autumn internationals in October to allow a full investigation into the incidents. However, after the investigation failed to throw up enough evidence to prove him guilty, Beale managed to escape suspension by the ARU.
He linked up with the Wallabies squad for the final two tests during their spring tour of England and Ireland.
He said that he remains grateful to his club and the ARU for allowing him to continue his playing career in the country. He added that with the Rugby World Cup just around the corner, he is looking forward to getting back out there and play his best rugby for his club in order to cement his place in the Australia Rugby team.
The club was also delighted to announce his extension and is hoping that his off field distractions are behind him once and for all and he will be able to perform n the field with full focus and fulfil his potential.