Kurtley Beale: rugby's social media king

Kurtley Beale (R) hugs Tom Robertson during Bledisloe II in Dunedin Phil Walter/Getty Images

Kurtley Beale has surely become social media king.

Celebrating a strong Wallabies win over Wales on the weekend, Beale was just one of many players who had the chance to snap a picture with Prince William, second in line to the UK throne. But it was his choice of attire that has lit up Instagram.

Donning his 'Wallabies Indigenous' Budgy Smugglers with beer in hand, and a cheeky smile, Beale posed alongside his immaculately dressed royal friend -- something the Duke of Cambridge may not be too used to, judging by the grin on his face.

When you rock up to the party feeling a little over dressed 🤴🏿🤣

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"When you rock up to the party feeling a little overdressed" Beale captioned the image, which quickly soared to over 11,000 likes.

But it wasn't just rugby fans who jumped on the funny post, with NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal making his own edits to the image.

It was a pleasure meeting you prince William

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Beale's Instagram post joins two more viral moments he took part in over the weekend, with his efforts in the scrum against Wales and his incredible one-on-one strip that lead to the match-winning try also making the rounds on Facebook.

Not the first pretty boy from the backline attempting to prop up his scrum, Beale joined England's Jonny May with his hilarious attempt at scrummaging when he filled in for the yellow-carded Michael Hooper at flanker.

It provided 20 seconds of footage that would bring tears to any flanker.

The embarrassing scrummaging moment was redeemed however, with his match-sealing try from the second half.

Stripping the ball in the tackle, Beale bamboozled the Wales defence, who were left wondering where the ball had disappeared to as he made the 60 metre dash to the try line. While some have questioned the potential knock-on, the video referee awarded the try to seal a moment rugby fans around the world will never forget.