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Kurtley Beale

Discussion in 'Rugby Discussion' started by Jethro Tah, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. Jethro Tah Bob Loudon (25)

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    :kurtley: In the SMH:

    Another Wallaby to face criminal charge
    December 16, 2009

    FIRST it was Quade Cooper. Now the Australian Rugby Union has been rocked by allegations against another young Test playmaker of tomorrow, Kurtley Beale, whose immediate playing future has been placed in jeopardy after being charged with assault. Beale, the 20-year-old Waratahs five-eighth, who made his Wallabies Test debut just last month, has been charged with common assault over what is understood to be an alleged domestic violence incident arising from a family birthday party in western Sydney in July. Beale is due to face Mt Druitt Local Court on January 13. It is understood the complaint was made by his female cousin, though it is believed that no injuries were reported. Beale's agent, Isaac Moses, and the barrister representing him, Stephen Stanton, were unavailable for comment last night but, an ARU statement says the five-eighth plans to fight the charge. ''Kurtley has told us he will vigorously defend the charge and denies the allegation,'' said a spokesman last night. ''He is entitled under the justice system to the presumption of innocence.'' Beale will not return to Waratahs training until the matter airs in court. Cooper's future also remains unclear, despite his plans to fight allegations he broke into a Surfers Paradise home on December 6 and stole two laptops in the hours after attending teammate Peter Hynes's buck's party. His case in Southport Magistrates Court has been adjourned until July.

    Is this a new story or did I just miss it when it happened in July?
  2. Scotty David Codey (61)

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    First I've heard of it. Can you post the link?
  3. waratahjesus Greg Davis (50)

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    its new, apparantly pushed his cousin over at a family bbq, him and quade are still locked in a battle to one up each other!

    Wallaby Beale charged with assault
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    Emerging Wallaby Kurtley Beale is facing an assault charge, the second Australian rugby squad player to attract a legal problem in less than a week.

    Fairfax reported on Wednesday that Beale, the 20-year-old Waratahs five-eighth, has been charged with common assault over what is understood to be an alleged domestic violence incident arising from a family birthday party in western Sydney in July.

    Beale is due to face Mt Druitt Local Court on January 13 and will not return to NSW training until after that date.

    Fairfax understood the complaint was made by his female cousin but no injuries were reported.

    Beale's agent, Isaac Moses, and the barrister representing him, Stephen Stanton, were unavailable for comment but an ARU spokesman said the five-eighth plans to fight the charge.

    "Kurtley has told us he will vigorously defend the charge and denies the allegation," said the spokesman.

    "He is entitled under the justice system to the presumption of innocence."

    Beale made his Test debut just last month on the European tour.

    National teammate Quade Cooper is also fighting charges in Queensland.

    He will defend allegations he broke into a Surfers Paradise home on December 6 and stole two laptops in the hours after attending teammate Peter Hynes's buck's party.

    His case in Southport Magistrates Court has been adjourned until July.

    http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/984246/wallaby-beale-charged-with-assault
  4. Brumby Jack Steve Williams (59)

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    From the DT..

    RISING Wallabies and Waratahs back Kurtley Beale has been charged with common assault following an incident that is alleged to have occurred at a family birthday party back in July.

    The 20-year-old was charged on Friday and is due to appear in court on January 13. Beale has spoken to officials over the past 24 hours, saying he strenuously denies the allegation and that he will vigorously defend the charge.

    The Daily Telegraph understands the matter is classified as a domestic violence issue and the complainant is believed to be female cousin.

    Beale is currently on leave after touring with the Wallabies on their recent spring tour and is not due to resume training with the Waratahs until mid-January.

    "As a result of the discussions with Kurtley we have reached a mutual agreement that, as the court appearance follows only a few days after his scheduled return to Waratahs training, it would be sensible for him to stay on leave until after the court appearance," an ARU spokesman said.

    "Under ARU code of conduct protocol the matter will also be referred to a disciplinary tribunal established by NSW Rugby Union. However, any review by a rugby disciplinary tribunal under the code of conduct would only follow resolution of the matter in the courts."

    Beale was a schoolboy star who attended the famous rugby nursery St Joseph's College and has had his rugby career under the spotlight since he was 13.

    He made his Super 14 debut for the Waratahs in his first year out of school, playing 10 matches in 2007 and representing Australia A the same season.

    He was one of the young players to excel on the Wallabies' spring tour of Europe and, after starring with a two-try performance on the wing against Cardiff Blues, earned his first Test cap as a replacement in the final Test, a victory over Wales.

    He is shaping up as a key backline figure for the Waratahs in next season's Super 14.

    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sp...h-common-assault/story-e6frey4i-1225810755025
  5. Spook

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    Doesn't sound like much. A bitter cousin trying to fuck him up?
  6. Newb Trevor Allan (34)

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    yeah and why did it take so long to charge him? happened back in july ffs.
  7. aussie1st Alfred Walker (16)

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    Not as massive as Cooper but that is two young 5/8s that are in trouble. Hope its not a trend.
  8. Moses Simon Poidevin (60)

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    Cmon, who hasn't pushed over a cousin at a BBQ? and to take them to court over it! How about just saying sorry?
  9. louie Desmond Connor (43)

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    smells of bullshit to me. nothing will come of this. if it was seriously problem it would have come out months ago.
  10. JJJ Vay Wilson (31)

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    I bet she saw the shitstorm that erupted over QC's charging and decided she could blackmail him into giving her cash. I'm not saying that's why he pushed her over, I'm saying that's why she's bringing it up now. Looking for a settlement. I'm guessing there wasn't a lot in it in the first place.
  11. waratahjesus Greg Davis (50)

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    is it just me or does the term "common" in "common assault" make it seem more dirty than just "assault"
    makes it seem low brow!
  12. El Barto

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    Mt.Druitt + family BBQ = disaster everytime :fishing
  13. Gagger Nick Farr-Jones (63)

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    I'm not jumping to any conclusions until this tender female relation from Mont Druitt has had her rightful day in court.
  14. Epi Dave Cowper (27)

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    Agreed. FFS people are running around stabbing people to death and the police and the courts have enough time to deal with this?
  15. spectator Bob Davidson (42)

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    It's a beat up, purely and simply. Hmmm..double entrende?
  16. TOCC Guest

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    kurtley paying a visit to Mt Druit Police Station again, surely his on a first name basis by now :lmao:
  17. Gagger Nick Farr-Jones (63)

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    vs

    and

    and it goes on..

    I guess the principles go out the window when the accused isn't wearing red?
  18. TOCC Guest

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    Gagger, im just trying to fit in with everyone else and ignore the facts
  19. straightshooter

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    poor bugger - probably the worst case I'be seen where a player has been "TARGETED"
    Heard that years ago the Broncos when going out in a group always had a couple of "handlers" who would step in and diffuse some goose who wanted to make a big man of himself by abusing a player and trying to fight him etc etc. Seems that some job opportunities may abound for such positions.

    it is a shame that players often cannot step out without some idiot giving them some stick and if they retaliate THEY are the ones that get into trouble - some perspective is required

    Just my opinion
  20. James Buchanan Trevor Allan (34)

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    I decided to go look this up when I got some spare time.

    From what I can gather from the NSW Crimes Act a "Common Assault" is an assault that doesn't actually occasion any 'actual bodily harm'. (s61 Crimes Act 1900 (NSW)). So yes, he's been charged with a crime; with a 2 year maximum imprisonment. http://www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/fragview/inforce/act 40 1900 pt.3-div.9 0 N?tocnav=y

    There is the possibility for an action in Tort for Assault, which is sometimes referred to as "Common Law Assault", which may have caused the confusion.

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