Brilliant fullback/centre, originally from Yass, played RU for St Joseph’s College Hunter's Hill before going to Lismore to play league in 1933. Beaton was discovered guesting for University in a night-time league competition at the end of 1933 and joined Easts the following year after the cricket season finished. That year he was selected as a fullback for ‘Rest of NSW’ against the Kangaroos before gaining state selection. Beaton played in Easts' 15 12 final loss to Wests that year and went on to play in the champ...
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