Kurtley Beale targets No.12 jersey in Wallabies return

Kurtley Beale unveils the new Wallabies tndigenous jersey
Kurtley Beale unveils the new Wallabies tndigenous jersey

Australia international Kurtley Beale is hoping to make a comeback for Wallabies during the upcoming Rugby Championship tournament that kicks-off with back to back clashes against New Zealand next month.

The 28-year-old last featured for Australia in October 2015 and suffered a season-ending patella tendon injury during his last stint with Waratahs.

Beale, who was reported to have signed a £750,000 per season with Wasps suffered another hamstring injury during the semi-final of Aviva Premiership following which he returned back to Australia in a bid to resume his international career.

The Utility Back, who was present during the launch of specially designed Australian jersey for the Bledisloe Cup contest against the All Blacks to honour the contribution of indigenous Wallabies said he is confident of making a successful return to international rugby.

"I'm still in rehab. I still think I've got to get my knee, my leg, (sorted out), I've lost a lot of muscle in that leg and it's a bit of a slow process getting it back," he told reporters.

"But I don't mind, I think I've played enough rugby now to get back out there when I'm ready. Obviously it's up to the selectors, but I'll be putting my best foot forward, that's for sure."

Beale also signalled his intention of claiming the inside centre position as he aims to add to his 60 Test caps.

"I think just having the opportunity to be involved in the 23 would be awesome but I'll definitely be putting my foot forward for that number 12 jersey."


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