Rugby: Kurtley Beale assault case adjourned

Kurtley Beale
Kurtley Beale
A court case involving allegations rugby union star Kurtley Beale assaulted a Brisbane bouncer has been adjourned for two weeks.

Beale was to face a hearing in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

However a Queensland Justice Department spokesman on Wednesday confirmed the Wallabies playmaker's case had been moved to February 20.

Beale, 23, faced a Brisbane court last July after allegations he hit a bouncer at the Victory Hotel, in Brisbane's CBD, on the morning before an Australia-Wales Test on June 8.

It is alleged the incident followed a refusal by hotel staff to allow entry for Beale and teammate Quade Cooper.

Now based in Melbourne, Beale faced one count of common assault.

The matter was set down for Wednesday for hearing but was brought on early to relist it on February 20.

The Australian Rugby Union postponed a disciplinary process concerning Beale until the police matter was resolved, meaning he remained available for Super Rugby games, All Blacks Tests and the Wallabies Spring tour of Europe.

Beale was one of the stars of the European tour where the Wallabies had mixed results.


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