Beale tempted by league offers
Scrum.com
December 16, 2007

One of Australia's Rugby Union best talents could be on his way to Rugby League by 2009.

Waratahs playmaker Kurtley Beale has reportedly been tempted by a massive A$500,000 offer to switch codes.

In an attempt to keep the playmaker, the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) has sought urgent talks with his management team

According to Beale's management company, the Horton-Ella group, it has been confirmed that five Rugby League teams have already been in contact with the Waratahs player.

"The clubs have made contact with us - and I stress they've contacted us - but all we are asking is that they put their offers in writing," Horton told Rugby Heaven.

"There's a lot of interest. Five clubs have made it clear they want him on their books. We will obviously be advising Kurtley on what we think is best for him," added Horton.

The fly-half's current ARU contract with the Waratahs is set to expire at the end of 2008, which further fuels the speculation that he might in fact make a move to League.
"The ARU and the Waratahs have contacted us to make it clear they intend to sign Kurtley to a long-term deal," Horton said.

Beale is seen as one of the brightest stars to come out of Australia in the last decade and has already made a name for himself in his short professional career.

He was rated the best player in Australian Rugby Championships (ARC) earlier this year and seen as a possible replacement to Stephen Larkham in the international arena.

Australian rugby and former Wallaby coach John Connolly is a big fan of the young fly-half and believes that it would be a great loss if he were to switch codes.

"No one has achieved what he has at his age," Connolly said.

"His is a phenomenal achievement. He's got a very bright future. There are some very good players coming through and he is at the top of the tree.

"He is something special," added Connolly.
According to Beale's management company, the Horton-Ella group, it has been confirmed that five Rugby League teams have already been in contact with the Waratahs player.

"The clubs have made contact with us - and I stress they've contacted us - but all we are asking is that they put their offers in writing," Horton told Rugby Heaven.

"There's a lot of interest. Five clubs have made it clear they want him on their books. We will obviously be advising Kurtley on what we think is best for him," added Horton.

Beale has reportedly been tempted by a massive $500,000 offer to switch codes. In an attempt to keep the playmaker, the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) has sought urgent talks with his management team.

The fly-half's current ARU contract with the Waratahs is set to expire at the end of 2008, which further fuels the speculation that he might in fact make a move to League.
"The ARU and the Waratahs have contacted us to make it clear they intend to sign Kurtley to a long-term deal," Horton said.

Beale is seen as one of the brightest stars to come out of Australia in the last decade and has already made a name for himself in his short professional career.

He was rated the best player in Australian Rugby Championships (ARC) earlier this year and seen as a possible replacement to Stephen Larkham in the international arena.


Australian rugby and former Wallaby coach John Connolly is a big fan of the young fly-half and believes that it would be a great loss if he were to switch codes.

"No one has achieved what he has at his age," Connolly said.

"His is a phenomenal achievement. He's got a very bright future. There are some very good players coming through and he is at the top of the tree.

"He is something special," added Connolly.
According to Beale's management company, the Horton-Ella group, it has been confirmed that five Rugby League teams have already been in contact with the Waratahs player.

"The clubs have made contact with us - and I stress they've contacted us - but all we are asking is that they put their offers in writing," Horton told Rugby Heaven.

"There's a lot of interest. Five clubs have made it clear they want him on their books. We will obviously be advising Kurtley on what we think is best for him," added Horton.

Beale has reportedly been tempted by a massive $500,000 offer to switch codes. In an attempt to keep the playmaker, the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) has sought urgent talks with his management team.

The fly-half's current ARU contract with the Waratahs is set to expire at the end of 2008, which further fuels the speculation that he might in fact make a move to League.
"The ARU and the Waratahs have contacted us to make it clear they intend to sign Kurtley to a long-term deal," Horton said.

Beale is seen as one of the brightest stars to come out of Australia in the last decade and has already made a name for himself in his short professional career.

He was rated the best player in Australian Rugby Championships (ARC) earlier this year and seen as a possible replacement to Stephen Larkham in the international arena.

Australian rugby and former Wallaby coach John Connolly is a big fan of the young fly-half and believes that it would be a great loss if he were to switch codes.

"No one has achieved what he has at his age," Connolly said.

"His is a phenomenal achievement. He's got a very bright future. There are some very good players coming through and he is at the top of the tree.

"He is something special," added Connolly.

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