Beale ruled out of Brisbane Tens

first_imgBeale was ruled out of the Brisbane Tens with an elbow injury, less than a day after being named in the Waratahs squad for the tournament.The 29-year-old is one of the tournament’s promotional ambassadors, suffered the injury in training last week and was unable to shake it off in time.Beale will still travel with the team and fulfil his ambassadorial role but his absence on the field is a blow to the tournament, with many teams already reluctant to bring their top-line stars.Hayman said it was disappointing to see a draw card like Beale pull out.”It’s important – people want to see stars playing and it’s a shame that he’s not going to be there,” he said.”The details around that I don’t really want to comment on but he’s a guy that has been around and played at an international level for a good amount of time”He brings a bit of wow factor so it’s obviously a shame that he’s not going to be there.”Brisbane would have been Beale’s first run with the Waratahs since he injured his knee playing for the side in 2016, before a stint in England, but that return will have to wait.“I’m absolutely gutted that I won’t be able to take the field,” Beale said.“I’ve been looking to this tournament from the moment I re-signed with the Waratahs.”It was going to be a real highlight of the season, so I’m bitterly disappointed to miss out.”Beale’s Wallabies teammate Samu Kerevi was full of praise for Beale, having played with him during last year’s Test season.”Kurtley is an exceptional player,” he said.”Especially playing with him on the Spring Tour for the first time for myself playing alongside him – he has an exceptional brain and the way he looks at footy.”You won’t see him in the Tens but you will see him at Super Rugby.”Beale will be monitored in the coming days to determine his availability for the Waratahs’ final Super Rugby trial against the Rebels on February 15 and round one a week later.The Waratahs play the Chiefs, Highlanders and French side, Pau in their Brisbane Tens pool matches.last_img read more

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New tourism campaign promotes South Australia to India

first_imgSource = ETB Travel News: Megan Tran The first of three new films by the South Australian Tourism Commission (SATC) aimed at encouraging visitors to Adelaide during the Cricket World Cup premiered in New Delhi today.The film stars Indian cricketer Ajay Jadeja and encourages Indians to visit South Australia when it hosts the opening game of the ICC Cricket World Cup in February 2015.Deputy Premier John Rau said the India versus Pakistan game is a drawcard for the state, providing tourism opportunities.“The film aims to uncover the real South Australia. We wanted to capture the experiences of real people and this film does that in a creative way.”Mr Rau said the first film shows South Australia through the eyes of Ajay Jadeja and his son on their recent visit and features attractions such as, the Barossa, Kangaroo Island and the Adelaide Hills.The films were conceptualised and commissioned by SATC as part its India Strategy 2020, directed by Indian film maker Deepti Chawla and produced by Daydreamer Pictures. The aim was to create content that Indian visitors could relate to and identify with.“India is an important market for South Australia and these films are aimed at creating awareness and appeal for the State. Mr Rau said.“There is huge potential to showcase our state through the online medium and these films are designed to tap into that potential.”last_img read more

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