Beale accused of sending inappropriate texts
Beale will not be considered for selection until the Code of Conduct Tribunal reaches a conclusion.
JOHANNESBURG - Kurtley Beale will be left out of the Wallabies squad to play the All Blacks after the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) launched another investigation into his behaviour.
The additional matter was raised for the first time with ARU management earlier this week during a separate investigation.
Pending the investigation, Beale will not be considered for selection for the Qantas Wallabies until the Code of Conduct Tribunal reaches a conclusion.
Beale is already under investigation for a verbal altercation with Wallabies business manager Di Patston.
ARU CEO Bill Pulver said the investigation relates to Beale allegedly distributing highly inappropriate and deeply offensive text messages and images to a number of people in June referencing an ARU staff member.
He says it is appropriate for the allegations to be assessed independently due to their serious nature.
"We became aware of this incident this week and believe an independent Tribunal is the appropriate forum for these allegations to be considered. This also provides Kurtley with an opportunity to present his response to the matter through an impartial process.
"The investigation into the argument on the plane has become a secondary matter in recent days, with our focus diverted to these new allegations. We will finalise the investigation into the in-flight argument in due course."
The date for the Code of Conduct Tribunal hearing will be set in coming days, but it is expected to proceed early next week.