Rugby Australia chief government Raelene Fortress and Wallabies coach Michael Cheika bought in a public spat at a perform on the Australian embassy in Tokyo throughout the World Cup.
Former Wallaby Morgan Turinui intervened to cease an escalating argument between Cheika and Fortress in entrance of visitors on the cocktail perform, in accordance with a Fairfax report.
Turinui confirmed the incident to AAP however declined to remark additional.
The conflict was believed to stem from a disagreement over RA’s push to have Wallabies gamers on the perform which was held on the Wednesday night time earlier than Australia’s crunch pool recreation towards Wales.
Cheika was reportedly reluctant to ship any gamers, with Fortress going excessive of the coach to organise with director of rugby Scott Johnson that Wallabies would attend.
Fairfax stated tensions boiled over in the direction of the tip of the perform, which was attended by about 60 folks, when Fortress tried to thank Cheika for attending with 4 gamers.
The pair engaged in a verbal stoush earlier than Turinui stepped in.
After resigning on Sunday, Cheika dropped a bombshell saying that he had nearly “no relationship with the CEO and never a lot with the chairman (Cameron Clyne).”