ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
REGISTER
LOGIN
ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
Thursday Nov 4, 2021

Kurtley Beale hungry to achieve record equalling fourth Wallabies RWC

Kurtley Beale hopes a SOS from Dave Rennie won’t be a one-off as he plots a fourth Rugby World Cup appearance in the green and gold.

ADVERTISEMENT

Beale is in contention to win his 93rd Wallabies cap when Australia take on Scotland after being rushed into Rennie’s depleted outfit.

The 32-year-old was handed a call-up when injuries ruled out Tom Banks and Reece Hodge and a selection imbroglio led to Samu Kerevi and Quade Cooper withdrawing from the Spring Tour.

Now based in France with Racing 92, Beale hopes his recall is the start of a two-year run that will culminate in him matching George Gregan and Adam Ashley-Cooper by representing Australia at a fourth World Cup.

“Dave gave me a call, I didn’t see it coming but I’m excited to be here,” he said.

“I still felt that individually I could still add (to the group).

“I’m playing at Racing at the moment surrounded by some really good international players.

ADVERTISEMENT

“So my hunger is still there to grow and to push myself against the best.

“Obviously with the Rugby World Cup in France in 2023, it’s still a goal of mine and it (the Wallabies) is something I want to be a part of.”

Beale’s last performance in a Wallabies jersey was the 2019 World Cup quarter-final exit at the hands of England.

ADVERTISEMENT

The Test veteran says the selections of Cooper and Kerevi made him motivated to return to a team that is on the up.

Australia are aiming for six straight wins under Rennie and Beale has noticed a marked change in the young players emerging under the New Zealander.

WATCH: Kurtley Beale’s schoolboy highlights are so good they don’t even look real

“The loss in the World Cup in ’19 really hit home with me,” he said.

“Being away from this environment you miss home a bit and you realise how special the Wallabies jersey is.

“There’s a real brotherhood here. I haven’t used that word in a while but it does really feel like you’re in a family environment.

“There’s a lot of respect thrown around and it’s been a great opportunity for the new group to build their own identity.”

Beale has his eyes on the No.15 jersey but may have to wait his turn with Andrew Kellaway the likely first drop in Edinburgh.

The former Waratahs star will be hoping for some involvement even if it’s just to get one over Racing teammate Finn Russell and banish the memories of his last trip to Murrayfield when the Wallabies lost 53-24 in 2017.

“We were down to 14 men and that’s always a difficult occasion,” he said.

“Especially when you’ve got a miracle No.10 like Finn who loves to attack space.

“It was difficult to defend against a class Scottish attacking team.

“No doubt that’ll be their mindset on the weekend so we’ve got to have things in place to combat that.”

Related Articles

  • 9 WEEKS AGO

    Ellis Genge puts on his boxing gloves ready...

  • 9 WEEKS AGO

    Crazy scenes as player deliberately kicks...

  • 9 WEEKS AGO

    RFU make decision on transgender players...



ADVERTISEMENT

Great Tries

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Carlos Spencer Proves Why He Is Rugby's Greatest Ever Magician

  • 7 WEEKS AGO

    Jero De La Fuente pulls Hamstring and uses it to score incredible try

  • 7 WEEKS AGO

    Waisale Serevi: The greatest sevens player ever

  • 7 WEEKS AGO

    David Campese: The Aussie all time great

  • 7 WEEKS AGO

    The man who once raced a Cheetah: Bryan Habana

View All

Big Hits & Dirty Play

  • 5 DAYS AGO

    Controversial Etzebeth Incident Still Being Debated

  • 5 DAYS AGO

    Juan Imhoff Takes Full Power Frans Steyn Kick To The Face

  • 6 DAYS AGO

    Springbok Fans Left Reeling At Officiating Despite Convincing Win

  • 6 DAYS AGO

    Bundee Aki Shown Red Following Ludicrous Challenge

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    The Latest Tuilagi Has Just Made His Top14 Debut And Is A MONSTER

View All

See It To Believe It

  • 5 DAYS AGO

    Harlequins fans furious at refereeing decision that gives Exeter the win

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Carlos Spencer Proves Why He Is Rugby's Greatest Ever Magician

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Worcester name 41-year-old academy coach in tonight's premiership cup clash

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Crazy refereeing decision leads to All Blacks win

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    Speculation rife after apparent handshake snub in All Blacks coaching box

View All

Funnies

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    John Smit Shares Epic Bakkies Botha Story Highlighting Why Opponents Feared Him

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Heart-warming drop goal competition between Foster and Reece goes viral

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Hilarious Streaker Tries To Distract Sharp Shooting Goal Kicker

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Throwback To The Wildest Conversion In Rugby History

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    "I'd Beat Him" Quade Cooper Speaks Out On Potential Jake Paul Fight

View All

Amateur

  • 9 WEEKS AGO

    Dubious Score Decides Result Of Rugby's Biggest Schools Fixture

  • 9 WEEKS AGO

    Incredible Scenes At School Boys Rugby Match

  • 9 WEEKS AGO

    The Next Dominant Backrow?

  • 10 WEEKS AGO

    Hilarious Club House Antics Shows Rugby Spirit

  • 15 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: South African Schools Rugby Is On Fire

View All

Player Features

  • 11 HOURS AGO

    England winger returns from injury to make premiership debut for Leicester

  • 1 DAY AGO

    Bundee Aki faces huge ban following sending off

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Joe Simmonds addresses lack of form in honest interview

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Rugby great Eddie Butler sadly passes away

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Graham Rowntree reacts to missing out on 2003 world cup in fascinating video

View All