Strike four for Beale

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Super Rugby on 9 May 2013 at 08:34
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After completing the shortest alcohol rehabilitation program in history, Rebels fullback Kurtley Beale appears to have fallen right back off the bus. It’s a mercy, if you think about it, since at least that way his team mates should be safe from physical violence…

Beale, who has a long-standing alcohol issue, was sent home from his side’s tour of South Africa earlier this year, after getting drunk after a match and punching a team mate. He was duly stood down from the squad and told to seek counselling for his issues. It was thus quite surprising to see him back in action for the Rebels just last week, after clearly paying nothing more than lip-service to whatever program he was meant to be following.

Well, it’s come back to bite him once more. Beale has been re-suspended for breaching protocol this week, by going out drinking with team-mates and also missing a mandatory counseling session. Let’s hope, for the sake of the player and his family and friends, that the powers that be will force Beale to actually get some proper and lasting help this time, rather than simply buggering around.

Force winger Alfie Maafi was also released from his contract this week for disciplinary breaches.


  • Thats what happens when you take the Readers Digest Condensed Book version of the 12 steps.

  • Comment 1, posted at 09.05.13 09:29:25 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Well you cant say that they don’t carry their team name… Once a Rebel always a Rebel haha.

  • Comment 2, posted at 09.05.13 09:29:50 by G West Reply
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  • Aint there a Rebel Liquors group…?

  • Comment 3, posted at 09.05.13 09:31:04 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 3) : LOL – good point πŸ™‚

  • Comment 4, posted at 09.05.13 09:37:03 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) : ah I can see the billboards..”Beale..the new face of Rebel Liqours!”

  • Comment 5, posted at 09.05.13 09:47:26 by Ice Reply
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  • Not much you can do for someone if they don’t want to be helped. πŸ™„

  • Comment 6, posted at 09.05.13 10:29:58 by McLovin Reply

  • Plenty of respect for the Force who were willing to axe their most lethal winger because of indiscipline. There are a couple of players that seem to repeatedly cause trouble – Beale, Cooper, Guildford, Collins… Spending a quick two to four weeks in “rehab” fixes a drinking problem not.

  • Comment 7, posted at 09.05.13 11:40:07 by King Shark Reply
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  • What a freakin knob! Dom soos grond as jy my vra.

  • Comment 8, posted at 09.05.13 12:02:14 by Viking Reply
  • Beale should ask Walsh who his guru was. Seems to be working for him. Hasn’t helped his reffing, though. πŸ™„

  • Comment 9, posted at 09.05.13 17:22:31 by rhineshark Reply
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  • This guy has more strikes than all of SA’s trade unions.

  • Comment 10, posted at 09.05.13 19:42:15 by JD Reply
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