RugbyU: Injured Beale sidelined from Super 15

Wallaby back Kurtley Beale has been ruled out of Super Rugby for up to a month with a fractured hand, his Melbourne Rebels team said on Monday.

The Rebels fly-half is expected to undergo surgery after scans on Monday revealed a fracture to his left hand that will keep him out for three to four weeks, a team spokesman said.

Beale was already playing in the Super 15 with an injured left shoulder, which is likely to require surgery at the end of the domestic season, which includes a three-Test series against the touring British and Irish Lions.

He suffered the latest injury in the Rebels' bonus-point loss to NSW Waratahs on Friday.