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Beale cut loose by Rebels

13th July 2013 07:05

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Kurtley Beale

Leaving: Kurtley Beale

The Rebels will not offer to extend the contract of Kurtley Beale beyond this season, with the outfit confirming the Wallaby's departure on Saturday.

Beale will follow James O'Connor out of the door at the Melbourne franchise, with chief executive Rob Clarke giving a statement on the decision.

"Whilst Kurtley has been a valuable and popular player for the Rebels over the last two years, it is no secret that he has been facing some significant personal challenges. The Rebels have supported him through this process and at all times have made decisions in the best interests of Kurtley's welfare," he said.

"Kurtley will to continue his off-field program in Sydney and the Rebels believe that he should remain there supported by his family network."

Clarke added: "The Melbourne Rebels have announced some major changes in recent weeks, signifying a strong intention to elevate the performance of the organisation and build a sustainable winning culture both on and off the field."

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