Wallabies pair in the dock

Quade Cooper and Kurtley Beale will have to answer to the ARU for their part in an altercation outside a Brisbane bar.

The Daily Telegraph reports that the two Wallabies backs were involved in a fight outside the Victory Hotel on Friday morning. Cooper and Beale, who are not part of the Wallabies’ match 22 at present because of injuries, allegedly brawled with security guards in the early hours after being evicted from the bar.

The Australian Rugby Union is investigating the incident.

‘We’ve been made aware of an incident overnight and are still making our own enquiries,’ an ARU spokesman said. ‘As a matter of process the issue will be referred to an ARU disciplinary review procedure. We have nothing further to add at this stage.’