Beale set to spearhead Wallabies

Kurtley Beale is likely to start at flyhalf when the Wallabies tackle the Springboks in Pretoria on Saturday.

Beale has struggled with form during his appearances at fullback during the Rugby Championship. But it’s believed he’ll play in the No 10 jersey this weekend, in place of the injured Quade Cooper, who’s also in trouble for his critical comments of the Wallabies and head coach Robbie Deans.

Berrick Barnes is also a flyhalf option, but he’s set to remain at fullback where he has impressed in recent matches.

While Beale has featured at pivot during his schoolboy and Waratahs days, it will be his first appearance in the position at Test level. He’ll partner Melbourne Rebels team-mate Nick Phipps in the halfback combination.