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Eddie Jones expects Kurtley Beale impact

England boss Eddie Jones believes Kurtley Beale's return to Australia will be a massive bonus for the national team.

The 28-year-old spent last season in the UK playing for Wasps despite the option of extending his stay, but he has decided to head back Down Under to resume his career with the Wallabies.

His last international appearance came in Australia's 2015 World Cup final defeat to New Zealand at Twickenham and he has made no secret of his desire to make the Green and Gold number 12 shirt his own.

Next up for Michael Cheika's side is their opening Bledisloe Cup clash against the All Blacks in Sydney and Jones believes having the playmaker back available will prove a huge positive for his homeland, regardless of where they decide to field him.

"He is a brilliant player, Kurtley," Jones says. "There is no doubt about that. He did well for Wasps.

"I think he has made a conscious decision to go back because he wants to play for the Wallabies ... his role at 12 or 15 will be absolutely influential for the Wallabies game going forward."

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