England prop Kyle Sinckler ensured the Wallabies' off-field dramas weren't forgotten during their 37-18 Test defeat at Twickenham.
"You're all f...ing snitches anyway," declared Sinckler as a scuffle broke out early in the second half.
It was an apparent reference to the Wallabies' leadership group informing coach Michael Cheika that veterans Kurtley Beale and Adam Ashley-Cooper had breached team rules by having women in their hotel room after the Test loss to Wales.
While the guests were Ashley-Cooper's sister-in-law and two friends and they reportedly left after having some food and drink, Cheika responded by dropping both players for the England game.
It didn't help that the coach initially claimed the players were dropped for form and game plan reasons before the real story emerged.
Player of the match Sinckler was admonished after his sledge by referee Jaco Peyper, who told him: "There are the laws of the game and the spirit."
Wallabies captain Michael Hooper said he didn't believe the off-field issue had affected the players during their loss to England and that he missed the Sinckler jibe.
"I didn't hear that," Hooper said.
The sledge came hours before former Wallabies representative Peter FitzSimons criticised the entire saga on Channel Nine.
"There have been all sorts of headlines about bringing women back to their rooms. It was Adam Ashley-Cooper’s sister-in-law with two friends,” FitzSimons said.
“They went back after the game against Wales and they left — there was no heavy drinking. They left before midnight. He was with their family and I think it is outrageous, the headlines.
“And the second thing that is outrageous, it was actually the senior players who said to Cheika, ‘By the way, (Ashley-Cooper) brought his sister-in-law back to the room’ and that was the end of it. It’s outrageous.”