Kurtley Beale joins up with Australia after rehab


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Australia full-back Kurtley Beale is now training with the squad after playing a full 80 minutes for the Sydney club side Randwick on Saturday.

That appearance completed the comeback of Beale from recent drink problems, which convinced him it was time to check himself into a rehab clinic.

"That was the critical step – the point of ceasing to deny," said Robbie Deans, the Wallaby coach. "Awareness is everything, and it was his point of awareness. I believe he can see the light, as evidenced by the fact he took the initiative. I've no doubt his future looks bright."