On Thursday, former Racing 92 quarterback Kurtley Beale was reinstated to the Australian camp, which is now preparing for the next two matches against New Zealand in the Rugby Championship.
Beale, at 33 years old, spent the previous two seasons playing for a team in France before making his way back to the Waratahs this year. He is still in the running to play in the 2023 World Cup, which would be his fourth appearance in the tournament overall.
Because of an injury to his leg, he did not participate in any of the first four games of the Rugby Championship or any of the three Test matches that were played against England while they were on tour in July.
As a result of Noah Lolesio and Hunter Paisami’s concussions, he may earn his 96th cap on the following Thursday in Melbourne. Nine days after the first gathering, the second one will take place at Eden Park in the city of Auckland.
Rory Arnold, who plays in the second line, won’t be there because his pregnant wife is ready to give birth to their first child. Michael Hooper, who is often the captain of the team, is still not present because he is “not in the appropriate frame of mind.”
In the Rugby Championship, the Wallabies currently have a record of one victory and one loss against South Africa. The final classification may depend on the outcome of these two matches. At this point in the competition, New Zealand is in first place, holding a one-point advantage over the other three competitors, which are Australia, South Africa, and Argentina.