Wallabies player Kurtley Beale has been arrested over an alleged sexual assault in Sydney’s east last year.
Police allege a 28-year-old woman was sexually assaulted at pub on Beach Road in Bondi on December 17.
Officers in the Tweed/Byron District received a report following the incident, and detectives from Eastern Suburbs Police Area Command then launched Strike Force Titheradge to investigate the allegation.
Mr Beale was arrested when police stopped his car on Rainbow Street, Kingsford, just before 2:30pm on Friday.
The 33-year-old was taken to Waverley Police Station and remains in custody, assisting police with their inquiries.
Rugby Australia, the NSW Waratahs and the Rugby Union Players Association say they are “aware of the situation involving Kurtley Beale”.
“As this is a police matter, and we understand there has been no charge made, we will be making no further comment at this time,” the joint statement said.
Mr Beale made his Wallabies debut in 2009 and has played 95 Tests for Australia. He recently rejoined the Waratahs for the 2023 Super Rugby Season after a stint in France.
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