Super 15 and Wallabies star thrown a lifeline after being dumped.
Wallabies playmaker Kurtley Beale has ended weeks of speculation by announcing he has signed a one-year-deal with the New South Waratahs for the 2014 Super 15 season.
Beale has been on the hunt for a new team for several months after being told his services would not be needed for next year by the Melbourne Rebels.
However, Beale had been linked with a move back to his first Super club before the Rebels cut him.
“I feel at home in Sydney, it’s where my family is,” Beale said.
“I’m really looking forward to playing some good, consistent rugby.
“I’ve made the decision to get my shoulder right, I hope next year will be a big one for me. I’m excited by the Rugby World Cup on the horizon and I’m just looking forward to getting back to playing really good Rugby, having a big year for the Waratahs and hopefully getting selected for the Wallabies.”
Beale will not play for the rest of the domestic season after having surgery on his shoulder, with his time away from national commitments allowing him to settle in again with the Waratahs.