Australian star Kurtley Beale salutes Wasps team-mate and fly-half Danny Cipriani
By Mark Ashenden
Last Updated: 14/12/16 5:07pm
Wasps fly-half Danny Cipriani has the qualities to be a "world class" player, new team-mate Kurtley Beale has told Sky Sports.
Beale showed his class on his Wasps debut as he helped them to a 32-17 win over Connacht in the Champions Cup on Sunday.
It was a lively introduction for the Australian, who scored a try after just seven minutes, only to be sinbinned as his new team toppled their Irish opponents to go top of their pool.
Beale, in action after six months on the sidelines because of a knee injury suffered playing for the New South Wales Waratahs, paid a special tribute to Cipriani, suggesting his future was bright despite his continued absence from the England set-up.
"Danny is a class player," the 27-year-old from Sydney told Sky Sports. "He's certainly got all the attributes to be a world-class player.
"There's no doubt he can create something from nothing. That's only a gift that players have and he's certainly got that.
"We are very lucky. It's just a matter of trying to support each other, week in, week out, and get what we all want and that's to win games."