Kurtley Beale’s ‘golden ticket’ back into the Wallabies

Courtley Beale says he would love to play for the Wallabies again and knows he could get his golden ticket by guiding the Western Force to the Super Rugby Pacific finals.

Bale has made a huge impact at the Force since signing a short-term contract last month, with the team winning three of their five games since then.

The 35-year-old has won 95 caps for the Wallabies – most recently in 2021 – but his international career appeared to be over when he was stood down. Football In January 2023, after sexual assault accusations were brought against him.

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The veteran full-back was found not guilty in February this year.

Bell jumped at the chance to join the Force when approached by coach Simon Cron, and is hoping to return to the Wallabies' squad.

“Yes, absolutely. It’s definitely a desire,” Bell said Monday.

“But I know I have to keep playing some football now

“I'm doing it here on the force and trying to have an impact here.

“Taking the team to the final series is my main focus at the moment.”

New Wallabies coach Joe Schmidt was on hand to witness Bale produce an impressive display as the Fijian powerhouse demolished Drua 48-10 in Perth two weeks ago.

The Force followed up with a 27-7 win over the Waratahs last week, which moved them two points off eighth place.

Another win could be enough to secure a place in the finals, but they face a difficult end to the season with games against the fifth-placed Reds (away) and third-placed Brumbies (home).

Bell had some small talk with Schmidt about international selection and the message was clear: get lots of trophies Football Under your belt.

Although most 35-year-olds have already retired from international football FootballBale feels refreshed and has more to offer.

“I think being off the field (that period) enabled me to focus more on my physical and mental health,” Bale said.

“I've been training a lot, doing a lot of mental work in terms of making sure I'm in the right place.

“And being away from the game, it's made me appreciate the game a lot more, which is really cool.

“I absolutely love getting back to playing Football“.

Bale's contract with the force expires at the end of the season.

But with Bale enjoying life near Cottesloe Beach, he has indicated he would like to continue playing for the Force next season.

“It's a beautiful city, Perth,” Bill said.

“It's a great club here. Great people inside and everyone wants to push for success.

“If it goes, that would be great. But my focus is just trying to push the team towards the final series, which is an exciting challenge.

Bill's wife is scheduled to give birth to their second child on Wednesday.

Despite the chaotic days ahead, he is confident he will be available for Saturday night's crucial clash with the Reds in Brisbane.


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