Australia full-back, Kurtley Beale, has been impressing in training of late and looks set to make a return to action for the Waratahs in their pre-season friendly against the Rebels next month.
The talented utility back, who impressed in spells on the British & Irish Lions series last year, has been recovering from a shoulder injury but over recent weeks has begun training with the first-team squad at NSW ahead of the trial encounter against his former club.
Waratahs assistant coach, Daryl Gibson, has been pleased with the progress made Beale over the pre-season so far and he feels that the player is in great shape ahead of the 2014 Super Rugby campaign.
He told AAP: “Kurtley has come through the pre-season very well. I’ve been impressed with him.
“He’s steadily got better and better and I think, as the confidence has grown with the shoulder, he’s really getting stuck into the contact now. He’s very fit. He’s in very good shape.”
According to the latest rugby tips online, Waratahs look set to field a very strong side against the Rebels on February 1 in Albury as the look to give their key players important game time ahead of the Super Rugby campaign proper.
Australia stars, Adam Ashley-Cooper, Michael Hooper, and Israel Folau are all set to feature along with Beale.
With the World Cup in England and Wales next year edging ever closer, having the likes of Beale fit and hopefully in form can only be a good thing for head coach Ewen McKenzie, his Wallabies squad, and fans who watch live rugby online.