It started as a feud between WAGs and ended up a rift between teammates.
Rugby league superstar and Melbourne Storm captain Cameron Smith's fractured relationship with both Billy Slater and Cooper Cronk has now become a highly-publicised affair.
And it began when the wife of Smith, Barb, and the wife of Slater, Nicole, had a falling out, according to The Sydney Morning Herald.
Cameron Smith (centre) has reportedly fallen out with Cooper Cronk (left) and Billy Slater (right)
Cameron and Barb Smith (the couple are pictured together) reportedly had a heated argument in front of Australian Kangaroos teammates and members of the media during last year's Rugby League World Cup
Billy Slater's wife Nicole (the couple are pictured together) reportedly fell-out with Barb Smith
It then escalated when Smith and his wife reportedly had an argument while the Australian Kangaroos team was in Fiji for last year's Rugby League World Cup.
The heated exchange was watched by teammates and members of the media, including a Herald reporter, and came at a point when the couple were said to be having problems