No Rebels scores to settle for Beale

Tue, 18 Mar 2014 11:14
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Waratahs star Kurtley Beale admits he has extra motivation for the game against the Rebels on Friday - the team that got rid of him last year.
Waratahs star Kurtley Beale admits he has extra motivation for the game against the Rebels on Friday - the team that got rid of him last year.
 
While Beale says his rematch against his old side does mean more to him than a regular Super Rugby match, he vowed not to get caught up in settling scores with the Rebels.
 
The 39-cap Wallaby says he's moved on from being released by the Rebels, and expects his former teammates have done the same.
 
But the 25-year-old, who was sacked for his negative effect on club culture, concedes there is some extra fire in his belly, but he can't afford to be distracted from his task at inside centre by personal history.
 
"I don't want to put too much emphasis on it, Beale told AAP.
 
"I think it's obviously there lingering but I've got to play my role within the team.
 
"It's an important role and I don't want to make it too complex for myself and put too much pressure on myself.
 
"I think we're all humans and we're all old enough to move on and get on with life. I certainly have."
 
The Waratahs and Beale were ambushed by the Brumbies rush-defence tactics last Saturday in their 23-28 defeat, and the Rebels are taking some lessons out of the Canberra side's successful game plan, especially in regards to shutting down Waratahs superstar fullback Israel Folau.
 
Beale said the Waratahs were caught by surprise against the Brumbies, but wouldn't let the same happen again, and have vowed to stick to their attacking mindset.
 
"Footwork will be the key. If they want to rush hard, laterally they'll be pretty weak.
 
"We've got an identity as a backline we want to display. We don't want defences to dictate the way we play," Beale added.
 
Coming off their own loss 19-25 to the Crusaders, the Rebels will face a bitterly disappointed Waratahs outfit but have done their homework on how the Brumbies shut down Folau.
 
Rebels inside centre Mitchell Inman, who will win his 50th Super rugby cap in the match, said his side also needed to limit Folau's involvement as much as possible.
 
They had a warm-up in their defeat at the hands of the Crusaders, keeping All Blacks fullback Israel Dagg quiet.
 
"You definitely can't kick any high balls to him and you want to get the ball away from him because he can do some marvellous things with the footy," said Inman.
 
"He's pretty impressive with the ball in hand so we will try and limit the amount of ball he gets although that's hard to do."
 
The Rebels are well aware of Beale's attacking presence as well.
 
"He's been very effective there.
 
"They put some points on Queensland and the Western Force and were unlucky not to get away with the win against the Brumbies.
 
"Attacking wise they're very good and they love the front foot football," Inman added. 
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FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Fri, 27 April 2018
Hurricanes v Sunwolves 07h35 Wellington
Stormers v Rebels 13h00 Newlands
Leicester Tigers v Newcastle Falcons 18h45 Welford Road
Sat, 28 April 2018
Reds v Lions 05h05 Suncorp Stadium
Blues v Jaguares 07h35 Eden Park
Brumbies v Crusaders 09h45 Canberra
Kings v Cheetahs 13h00 Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Exeter Chiefs v Sale Sharks 14h00 Sandy Park
Worcester Warriors v Harlequins 14h00 Sixways
Gloucester v Bath 14h00 Kingsholm
Connacht v Leinster 14h05 Sportsground
Dragons v Scarlets 14h05 Rodney Parade
Bulls v Highlanders 15h15 Loftus Versfeld
Treviso v Zebre 16h00 Stadio Monigo
Cardiff Blues v Ospreys 16h35 Cardiff Arms Park
Munster v Ulster 16h35 Thomond Park
Edinburgh v Glasgow Warriors 18h35 Myreside
Sun, 29 April 2018
London Irish v Saracens 14h00 Madejski Stadium
Wasps v Northampton Saints 14h00 Ricoh Arena
RESULT SCORE
Sun, 22 April 2018
Racing Metro v Munster 27 | 22
Brumbies v Jaguares 20 | 25
Sat, 21 April 2018
Ulster v Glasgow Warriors 36 | 15
Zebre v Ospreys 37 | 14
Sharks v Stormers 24 | 17
Leinster v Scarlets 38 | 16
Bulls v Rebels 28 | 10
Reds v Chiefs 12 | 36
Crusaders v Sunwolves 33 | 11
Fri, 20 April 2018
Waratahs v Lions 0 | 29
Blues v Highlanders 16 | 34
Sun, 15 April 2018
Saracens v Bath 41 | 6
London Irish v Exeter Chiefs 5 | 45
Sat, 14 April 2018
Leinster v Treviso 15 | 17
Kings v Cardiff Blues 12 | 45
SUPER RUGBY
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Pool AU
Team P W D L Pts
Waratahs 8 5 1 2 24
Rebels 87 4 0 4 21
Brumbies 8 3 0 5 15
Reds 8 3 0 5 13
Sunwolves 8 0 0 8 2
Pool NZ
Team P W D L Pts
Crusaders 8 6 0 2 29
Hurricanes 7 6 0 1 27
Chiefs 8 6 0 2 26
Highlanders 7 5 0 2 24
Blues 8 2 0 6 12
Pool SA
Team P W D L Pts
Lions 9 6 0 3 30
Bulls 8 4 0 4 19
Sharks 9 3 1 5 18
Jaguares 9 4 0 5 16
Stormers 9 3 0 6 14