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Beale remains coy on 'Tahs future

05th August 2014 09:38


Kurtley Beale Waratahs celebrations SR Final 2014

Uncertain future: Kurtley Beale

Waratahs playmaker Kurtley Beale is refusing to divulge whether he will play for the Super Rugby champions in 2015.

Beale was part of the Waratahs' victory parade in Sydney, after their 33-32 triumph over the Crusaders in Saturday's final, and when he was asked about staying with the Sydneysiders in 2015, in front of a crowd of 5000 jubilant Waratahs supporters, the off-contract utility back replied: "I'll just leave that up to my manager.

"But I love the boys. I love being back here in NSW. I love being home."

The 25-year-old has been linked with a move to NRL outfit Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs whose coach Des Hasler is reportedly interested in signing the Wallabies stalwart as a full-back for the 13-man game.

The Waratahs inside centre's team-mate scrum-half Nick Phipps said Beale's comments on stage was all he knew about the situation as he did not say anything on his future to the team.

"I just heard it up there," Phipps told AAP.

"I knew he was probably going to stay. He's happy in NSW.

"The Tahs is the place where he grew up and I can't really see him leaving there.

"We want what's best for Kurtley and we would be happy with whatever his decision was.

"He's a phenomenal bloke, so you can't really hold a bloke back from doing whatever."

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