Beale Stood Down From Super Rugby Again

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Reuters
Troubled Australia back Kurtley Beale has been stood down from Super Rugby for a second time this season after breaching "behavioural guidelines," the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) said on Thursday.

Agulla of Argentina's Los Pumas tackles Beale of Australia's Wallabies during their Rugby Championship match in Rosario

Troubled Australia back Kurtley Beale has been stood down from Super Rugby for a second time this season after breaching "behavioural guidelines," the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) said on Thursday.

Beale would be stood down from the Melbourne Rebels' match against the Blues in Auckland this weekend, the ARU said in a joint statement with the Super Rugby team.

"The relevant parties will meet to discuss any future course of action in relation to Kurtley," the ARU said.

Beale's suspension follows six weeks on the sidelines after being stood down by the Rebels for punching two team mates on a team bus in South Africa in March, following the side's record 64-7 thrashing by the Durban-based Sharks.

Beale was ordered to undergo counselling for alcohol-related issues and returned to the team only last week, scoring a try off the bench in the Rebels' narrow home loss to the Chiefs.

Local media said Beale had broken his agreement with the Rebels by going out drinking with team mates after the loss.