SYDNEY (AP) -- The Australian Rugby Union says a new disciplinary allegation involving utility back Kurtley Beale will be referred to a code-of-conduct tribunal.
Beale was dropped for the last Rugby Championship test against Argentina last Saturday after he argued with ARU officials during the team's flight.
ARU chief executive Bill Pulver said Thursday that while investigating the flight incident, officials were made aware of another matter involving Beale and text messages he sent in June.
The ARU said Beale will not be considered for Australian selection until the tribunal concludes. The Wallabies will name a team on Friday for next Saturday's test against New Zealand in Brisbane.