Beale granted bail, still available to play


James Mortimer     25 Jul 2012     getty

Beale and Wallabies team-mate Quade Cooper were refused entry into the Victory Hotel in Brisbane CBD on June 8, and it was alleged that Beale struck a bouncer, which led to the Queensland Police charging the star.

The pair were said to be out celebrated Cooper's recent contract extention with the Reds.

The Australian Rugby Union at the time said they would not start any of their own formal investigations into the matter while it was being dealt with by the courts.

However Beale was still available to play, but a rib injury curtailed his involvement in rugby, missing the Rebels last two matches of the Investec Super Rugby season.

Wallabies medical staff say that it is still no certainty that Beale will be fit to play against the All Blacks in The Investec Rugby Championship opener on August 18.

However Australia coach Robbie Deans has said that Beale will be included in the team if fit to play.

Beale and his defence solicitor, Angelo Vernardos, told Brisbane Magistrate Elizabeth Hall that the two parties were attempting to solve the matter through mediation.

Granted adjournment until August 22, Beale will not have to appear at court on that date and was given bail while the mediation process took place.