Rugby Australia has cleared flanker Lukhan Tui over the ugly incident where he confronted a Wallabies fan in the stands after the humiliating 23-19 loss to Argentina on Saturday night.
RA say witnesses and security blame two fans for inciting the incident as Tui talked to relatives near the reserved seating area at Cbus Stadium on the Gold Coast following the Rugby Championship clash.
They claim "..Tui reacted to one of his family members being physically impacted during exchanges involving the fan and another Wallabies fan."
The fan was alleged to have sworn at players and questioned their commitment.
Rugby Australia Chief Executive Raelene Castle said: “This incident was not something you want to see at any sporting event.
“Emotions were running high after the match on Saturday night and I understand why Wallabies fans are frustrated after a result like that.
“Two fans came into the area where players families were gathered and were arguing and using offensive language in criticising the players over their performance. One of Lukhan’s young family members was physically caught up in this exchange and this prompted the reaction from Lukhan.
“Wallabies team management have been in dialogue with Lukhan since the incident and he has indicated that he does not wish to pursue the matter any further and therefore no further action will be taken by Rugby Australia.”
Castle said Rugby Australia will review security measures in light of the incident.
She added: “The interaction between players and fans is an extremely important part of sport and we never want to see an incident like this again. We want Rugby fans to be able to get up close and personal with their heroes and our Wallabies stars.
“We feel that this is an isolated incident and we haven’t experienced anything like this in our game in the past, so we don’t want to race into any hasty measures.”