Racing 92 have today confirmed the arrival of veteran Wallaby utility back Kurtley Beale following months of reports.
In a video shared on their official Twitter account discussing their plans for the following season, Laurent Travers (General Manager of Rugby) accompanied by Yannick Nyanga (Sports Director) and Christophe Mombet (High Level Manager) confirmed that Beale will join the club in an undisclosed deal alongside fellow Wallabies man Luke Jones.
🎙️𝐁𝐈𝐋𝐀𝐍 𝟏𝟗/𝟐𝟎 𝐄𝐓 𝐏𝐑𝐎𝐉𝐄𝐂𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍 𝟐𝟎/𝟐𝟏— Racing 92 (@racing92) May 11, 2020
Laurent Travers accompagné de Yannick Nyanga & Christophe Mombet reviennent sur la saison terminée et se projettent sur la saison à venir.#RacingFamily
31-year-old Beale is currently contracted to the Waratahs whom he joined after a stint in 2016/17 with Wasps, and had revealed that he only penned a deal until the end of the 2020 Super Rugby season due to the uncertainty of the new Wallabies head coach.
Expected to join the French side in July, Beale has played in three World Cups, played 92 Tests for the Wallabies and equaled Benn Robinson’s record of 148 Super Rugby matches for the Waratahs.
He’s also scored more than 50 professional tries during his career in Australia.
His arrival at the club will fill the void that will be left by Brice Dulin, who is bound for La Rochelle at the conclusion of this season.