Knee injury ends Kurtley Beale's night

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by Beth Newman

Just a night after signing a multi-million dollar deal with European club Wasps, a knee injury has ended Kurtley Beale's night less than a minute into the Waratahs match agaisn the Bulls.

Beale was injured just 40 seconds into the game, falling awkwardly in a midair collision.

The Wallabies did not move from the ground, attended to by medical staff before being stretchered off, his night over.

FOX SPORTS reported the injury was a possible posterior cruciate ligament injury, which has varying degrees of severity but could at worst case put a player out for more than a month.

Beale's injury could cause headaches for the Wallabies, as well as the Waratahs, with a dearth of inside centre options available.

Matt Giteau was Australia's starting 12 at the World Cup, but would be unlikely to return from Toulon for the June Tests after missing much of the European season with a groin injury.

Matt Toomua would be another option for the Wallabies, but he is also up against the clock to be fit for June with a knee injury keeping him out of the last two Brumbies matches.