17.07. - Rugby Union
Australia utility back Kurtley Beale says he is hoping to be available for the Wallabies' games with New Zealand in the Bledisloe Cup.
The Waratahs star, who finished his brief spell in the Aviva Premiership this summer with Wasps, has been struggling with the hamstring injury he picked up in the play-off semi-finals.
Beale is still recovering although the 28-year-old has still set his sights on featuring in the back-to-back clashes with the All Blacks, who will be eager to win the Rugby Championship after drawing the series with the British & Irish Lions.
With the Kiwis in his sights, Beale is determined to get back to full fitness and impress the selectors for the upcoming grudge matches.
"I'm still in rehab. I still think I've got to get my knee, my leg, (sorted out), I've lost a lot of muscle in that leg and it's a bit of a slow process getting it back," he told reporters.
"But I don't mind, I think I've played enough rugby now to get back out there when I'm ready. Obviously it's up to the selectors but I'll be putting my best foot forward, that's for sure."