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Rugby: Kurtley Beale released on bail after his arrest for alleged sexual assault


The Wallabies international has been ordered to surrender his passport after his alleged sexual assault last Saturday at a bar in suburban Sydney.

Wallabies veteran Kurtley Beale was released on bail and ordered to surrender his passport on Saturday after being arrested for an alleged sexual assault at a hotel bar in suburban Sydney.

The versatile three-quarter, who has 95 caps with Australia, was taken to a Sydney police station on Friday, as he aims to participate in the World Cup in France in eight months.

He was charged with "

two counts of engaging in sexual touching of a third person without their consent, inciting a person to engage in sexual touching without their consent, and having sexual intercourse without their consent. consent

,” Australian police said on Friday.

The facts date back to last month and would have taken place in a bar in Bondi Beach, a famous seaside resort in the suburbs of Sydney.

The Australian federation suspended him from all rugby-related activity following his arrest, "

with immediate effect pending the conclusion of legal proceedings

" and "

Rugby Australia's own investigation


Kurtley Beale, 34, intends to plead not guilty according to his lawyer, quoted by the newspaper Sydney Daily Telegraph.

Released on bail after spending a night in a cell, he will have to report to the police twice a week, return his passport and not consume alcohol or drugs.

The Australian international returned to his country last year, at the Waratahs of New South Wales, in order to stay in the race to play for the national team, which recently sacked coach Dave Rennie, replaced by the former boss of the XV of the Rose, Eddie Jones.

In 2020, Kurtley Beale joined Racing 92 in the Top 14 and participated in the Champions Cup final, lost to Exeter that same year.

Source: lefigaro

All sports articles on 2023-01-21

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