11 Oct 2011

Beale unlikely starter in World Cup semi final

5:49 pm on 11 October 2011

The Wallabies fullback Kurtley Beale remains a doubtful starter for their World Cup semi final against the All Blacks on Sunday.

Beale suffered a hamstring injury in the side's quarterfinal win over South Africa.

Wallabies halfback Will Genia says losing Beale would be a big blow but he remains one hundred percent confident Australia can beat the All Blacks.

James O'Connor or Berrick Barnes would be the most likely to fill the role should Beale miss out when coach Robbie Deans announces his team on Friday.