For all we know Beale was promised he'd be playing prop.and I still disagree.
He brought in Hiku and Beale to play for our club, to try and make definitive statements about where he was planning to play them is foolish as you already pointed out, you don't actually know.
for all we know he brought Hiku in to play wing and Beale to be the supersub off the bench just like at the sharks.
But surely you have to take into account the balance of probability and use some semblance of logic when formulating an argument. Why would Beale leave the Sharks, who were a top for team at the time, and move countries to play for the serially under-performing Warriors, if not for a pay rise and a promotion from back line utility to first choice center?
And after watching the absolute shit show that was Kata and Ken down the left last year, it's pretty safe to say this is what Kearney was thinking at the time also.
I'm expecting crickets from you, but I could be wrong.