News | Rugby League
22 Feb 2018 19:50
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Sports > Rugby League

    Beale to miss start of Warriors NRL season

    Gerard Beale will miss up to eight weeks' worth of NRL next year after the Warriors recruit broke his leg on Kiwis duty in late October.

    - article from www.rugbyleague.co.nz

    A broken leg could see Warriors recruit and Kiwis utility back Gerard Beale miss up to eight weeks of next year's NRL campaign.

    The 27-year-old Beale collapsed in New Zealand's 38-8 Rugby League World Cup pool win over Toa Samoa in late October and duly underwent surgery.

    While he appeared to injure himself under no contact, coach David Kidwell later told reporters that Beale had hurt himself making an earlier tackle.

    His recovery time has been projected at six months, ruling the ex-Shark out of the remainder of the World Cup and around eight weeks of NRL in 2018.

    He is convalescing in Auckland, and has been in regular contact with Kidwell and the rest of his Kiwis teammates as they look to progress through Pool B.

    They'll play Tonga for top spot in the pool on Saturday.

    Dean Whare stepped in admirably for Beale in last week's 74-6 thumping of Scotland, while Peta Hiku is also capable of stepping into the breach.

    As a result, Kidwell was rebuffed in his attempts last week to nominate a replacement for Beale. Rugby League World Cup guidelines allow for player replacements, but only if injuries leave a team short in a particular position.

    "It's not possible - through the Rugby League World Cup rules, you have to wait until your stocks are depleted," Kidwell said this week.

    "There's 24 committed guys in the jersey and Gerard's still part of this team, still feels like he belongs and, whenever he can, he'll be part of this."

    Elsewhere, the Warriors confirmed Tongan centre Solomone Kata would have surgery on a broken foot sustained in his side's 32-18 Cup win over Samoa.

    He would be ready for pre-season training in January.


    NZN




    © 2018 NZN, NZCity


     Other Rugby League News
     22 Feb: Green future crucial to Cowboys: Thurston
     22 Feb: Kearney's Warriors project marches on
     22 Feb: Titans trial a chance for Warriors to push
     22 Feb: Tigers return still on hold for Marshall
     22 Feb: 'Mental toughness' key in Oates NRL shift
     21 Feb: Beattie to meet with clubs over reform
     21 Feb: Titans admit NRL culture became 'loose'
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    Super Rugby week-two preview panel More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    Shares gain as investors take a2 above $9b More...



     Today's News

    Entertainment:
    Liam Gallagher has said the key to being a “rock star” is having “loud farts” 19:35

    International:
    Winter Olympics speed skaters and the athletes whose unusual bodies suit their sports 19:05

    Entertainment:
    Birdman has described his fiancée Toni Braxton as his “life” 19:05

    Business:
    Shares gain as investors take a2 above $9b 18:55

    Rugby:
    Super Rugby week-two preview panel 18:35

    Entertainment:
    Joan Rivers claimed being on stage “saved her life” in the final interview conducted before her death 18:35

    Law and Order:
    Agitated accused nearly excused again 18:25

    Environment:
    Taranaki properties still wait for power 18:15

    Rugby League:
    Green future crucial to Cowboys: Thurston 18:05

    Entertainment:
    Serena Williams has revealed she “almost died” after giving birth to her daughter last year 18:05


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2018 New Zealand City Ltd