Kurtley Beale happy to contribute to the Wallabies in any capacity
Last Updated: 02/08/15 2:53pm
Kurtley Beale is fully fit, but still waiting to find out what position he will play in Australia's Rugby Championship decider against New Zealand next weekend.
The utility back won his 50th Test cap with a five-minute appearance against Argentina in Mendoza, coming into the side at inside centre.
Beale has now featured for the Wallabies in several positions, and says he will contribute in whatever way he can to the squad.
"It was a good five minutes but overall I thought it was a good win for the guys. They really stepped up and hopefully we can build on that," said Beale.
"My focus will be purely on contributing to the team, whether that be from the bench, starting or outside the 23. There's exciting times ahead."
The 26-year-old started the first two Tests against New Zealand last year in the No 10 jersey, but by the time the third Bledisloe Cup match was played, he had been suspended for his role in the scandal which led to the resignation of coach Ewen McKenzie.
He was recalled to the Wallabies fold by coach Michael Cheika, who had also brought him back to Sydney to play for the Waratahs after he was sacked by the Melbourne Rebels in 2013.
"I'll play anywhere I can get my hands on the ball, the inside options but if I get the opportunity to play at the back, I'll take that as well," he said.
"I haven't had that chat with Cheik yet but I'm sure he's got a plan."
Beale said he likes the idea of playing as a specialist blindside winger.
"In the past, obviously coaches have allowed me that kind of roaming (role) and I think Cheik's got a really good understanding of that," he said.
"And I like that as well, whether that be impact off the bench or starting, allowing me to just pop up inside and outside the guys around me is a style that I really enjoy playing.
"That might be the case, being that specialist winger, but you'd do anything to get that gold jersey."