Wallabies stars Kurtley Beale and Adam Ashley-Cooper were not selected for England match ‘after bringing three women into their hotel room’ after defeat against Wales
- Kurtley Beale and Adam Ashley-Cooper won’t play for Wallabies against England
- The pair were punished for breaking team protocol after defeat against Wales
- They reportedly brought three girls back to their Cardiff hotel room
- Coach Michael Cheika had originally claimed Beale was dropped due to form
Kurtley Beale and Adam Ashley-Cooper were dropped for Australia’s clash against England on Saturday after taking three women into their Cardiff hotel room, according to Daily Telegraph Australia.
The incident happened after the Wallabies’ 9-6 defeat to Wales on November 10 and broke team protocol, but head coach Michael Cheika was only alerted to the situation recently.
The pair were reported to management by captain Michael Hooper and the leadership group which includes David Pocock, Allan Alaalatoa, Samu Kerevi and Nick Phipps.
Kurtley Beale and Adam Ashley-Cooper have not been selected for the clash against England
Although Cheika said the decision to drop Beale was done on form, a team official has since confirmed the reason for their axing.
The Wallabies have also been hit by the late withdrawal of back row forward David Pocock through injury for the match at Twickenham.
Australia have had a mixed autumn series, losing to Wales for the first time in 14 matches before recording a 26-7 win over Italy on November 17.
Michael Cheika had initially attributed Beale’s omission from the squad to poor form
Beale has been involved in controversy with the national side before, when an incident with Wallabies staff member Di Patston led to the departure of coach Ewen McKenzie.
An independent investigation and hearing followed, and Beale was cleared to resume his international career.
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