Kurtley Beale May Be Set To Leave Wasps Early
Kurtley Beale hasn’t even played a game for Wasps yet but Australia are already trying to lure him back.
Wallabies Head Coach Michael Cheika is reportedly set to reach out to Beale about a potential return to the Waratahs following his summer move to Premiership club Wasps.
Beale signed for the Premiership outfit in May, but did not arrive in Coventry until August after suffering a patella tendon injury whilst playing for the Waratahs.
Cheika however, is understood to want to bring the 27-year-old back to Australian Rugby with Beale able to activate an early release clause after the first year of his contract.
“We’ve had some discussions over the phone and he came to the match against Argentina in London,” Cheika told the Australian Associated Press via Sportsfan.com.au.
“He’s back on deck around December for Wasps, so we’ll see what form he gets back into and what decisions are regarding next year or the year after and his contract status, and go from there.”
Beale has the required 60 caps to satisfy the ‘Giteau law’ and is eligible to represent the Wallabies regardless of what club he plays for but a return to Australia would make life a lot easier for Cheika given Premiership clubs poor history with releasing players for internationals.