18 Jun 2012

Beale to face assault charge

1:06 pm on 18 June 2012

The injured Wallabies full-back Kurtley Beale will be charged with assault following an alleged altercation at a Brisbane hotel last week.

Queensland police have informed Beale, who is out of the Australia side with a shoulder injury, that he will face one count of common assault.

It is believed Beale and fellow injured Test player Quade Cooper were involved in an altercation with security staff at the Victory Hotel in Brisbane early on Friday June the 8th.

No charges have been laid against Cooper, who was believed to be celebrating his re-signing with Queensland Reds.

The Australian Rugby Union said their own investigation into the incident had been put on hold.