MELBOURNE – Utility back Kurtley Beale has decided not to join the exodus of Wallabies players post-World Cup and extended his Rugby Australia and New South Wales Waratahs contracts through to the end of the 2020 season.
The 83-test back, who made his Australia debut in 2009 and is set to embark on a third World Cup in Japan in September, said he felt there was more to achieve in the gold jersey.
“I know there’s a new generation of players coming through and I feel like I can put myself in positions to be able to achieve some special moments,” the 30-year-old told News Corp on Tuesday.
“With the vision of how we’re playing the game at the moment - the new styles - it’s really exciting and it’s just great to be a part of it.”
His retention is a boost for Australian rugby following the departures of Will Genia, Samu Kerevi, Bernard Foley and others set to play overseas after the World Cup.