Beale gets thumbs up from Cooper

Date published: November 18 2014

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Controversial Wallabies utility back Kurtley Beale is a welcome late addition, and not a distraction, to the squad, says Quade Cooper.

Controversial Wallabies utility back Kurtley Beale is a welcome late addition, and not a distraction, to Australia’s squad on their European tour.

That is the word from mercurial fly-half Quade Cooper, who said Beale was in good spirits as they prepare for the daunting one-off Test with Six Nations champions Ireland at Lansdowne Road on Saturday.

Beale, who was fined a total of Aus$48,000 (

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