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Kurtley Beale learns fate


Kurtley Beale learns fate from Rugby Australia after leaked video scandal

Wallabies star Kurtley Beale has avoided sanction from Rugby Australia for his presence in two leaked videos appearing to involve drugs.

Just one day after Beale apologised for appearing in a video from 2016 featuring an elderly man consuming an unidentified white substance, another video emerged from 2015 showing Beale playing a vacuum cleaner like a didgeridoo before the camera pans to a plate with several lines of a white substance.

Despite his appearance, Beale did not consume anything illicit in either video.

Beale has since met with Rugby Australia’s integrity unit and CEO Raelene Castle who have informed him of the action they will take against the 30-year-old.

“Rugby Australia has determined not to proceed with any formal disciplinary action over Kurtley’s appearance in the videos,” Castle said in a statement on Friday according to Fox Sports.

“These videos were recorded a number of years ago and Kurtley has again stressed his regret at placing himself at significant risk and for the damage the videos have caused to the image of both himself and the sport.

“These videos serve as a warning to every professional rugby player in Australia of the risks associated with placing themselves in compromising situations, particularly in environments where illicit drugs may be present.”

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Kurtley Beale learns fate from Rugby Australia after leaked video scandal