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Beale could be tempted to move to League

Kurtley Beale and James O'Connor

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Article Published: Thursday 17 January 2013|

Wallabies and Melbourne Rebels back Kurtley Beale has admitted that he could be tempted to leave Rugby Union and play Rugby League in the future.

Beale's comments came after the Rebels took part in a cross-code training session with the NRL premiers Melbourne Storm.

The Wallaby number 10 took part in his first training session since returning from Australia's tour of the United Kingdom and Europe last year and lasted for the full two hour session.

The Storm are renowned for their pre-season training campaigns but the Rebels kept pace.

Beale admitted that he was a huge Rugby League fan and said that he wanted to try his hand in the 13-man game one day.

"It's always lingering in the back of my mind," the 24-year-old told AAP. "I'm a massive fan of rugby league."

"I played it all my junior career and I'm always switching channels to watch it on the weekend.

"Hopefully later on, in the years to come, I will be able to put my hand up and have a crack at it."

For now though Beale said that he was focused on the big year ahead with the Rebels and later the Wallabies who will play the British and Irish Lions in a three test series in June-July.

Beale played in the number 10 jersey on the Wallabies tour and said that he wanted to continue to play in that position which woulld mean stiff competition from his Rebels team-mate James O'Connor and Reds star Quade Cooper.

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