Beale aims for elusive title

Wallabies ace Kurtley Beale is targetting a memorable farewell with the Waratahs before joining Melbourne Rebels next season. [more]

Beale aims for elusive title

Wallabies ace Kurtley Beale is targetting a memorable farewell with the Waratahs before joining Melbourne Rebels next season.

The versatile Australian back is desperate to leave that 'Tahs on a winning note by winning an elusive Super Rugby title.

The New South Wales franchise have lost two finals to the Crusaders, most recently in 2008 but Beale, who left the field with an injury on that day is desperate to break the 'Tahs' duck.

"It's a great club and we've been the most consistent club for the last five years and every year now I've loved it at the 'Tahs," said Beale ahead of the crunch match with the Western Force.

"They're a good bunch of boys and one key thing about here is everyone plays for each other and we're all striving for one thing and that's the championship.

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"I'm not thinking about next year at all. I've got a commitment here to the 'Tahs til the end of the year and I want to give everything I can.

"Wherever I can help out or whatever I can do, I'm going to back myself to do it for the 'Tahs.

"Obviously the main focus is trying to get to the final stages, but we can't be thinking about that too much because you just lose track of what's in front of you."

Beale only made the decision to take the lucrative move to the Rebels two week's ago but he admits settling his future was a major relief.

"It's good to get over that now. It's gone and dusted and I can now focus on ahead with the 'Tahs," added Beale.

The Sydney-based franchise are currently just outside the top six with seven rounds remaining and Beale admits the Waratahs can not afford anymore slip ups and must treat every game as if it were a final.

"Every game now is like a championship game, a grand final game. We have to win it.

"But we don't want to put too much pressure on ourselves. We know we can do it. It's just a matter of turning up."

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