Bitter footy WAG feud continues while Cameron Smith sniffs former teammate and former friend Cooper Cronk of a party dinner for his 400th game
- Cameron Smith despised former teammate Cooper Cronk, Melbourne Storm
- The feud of the duo has been well documented since Cronk left the Melbourne Storm
- He moved to the east of Sydney to be with his fiancé, Tara Rushton after the 2017 final
- The couple does not seem to have communicated since, except in field disputes
- A photo of Cronk who grabbed Smith's throat in a tackle after a game from 2018
- Smith chose not to invite his former teammate to celebrate 400 games
The bitter feud between NRL stars and former teammates Cameron Smith and Cooper Cronk continued after a brutal bumbling.
Smith did not invite Cronk to a festive dinner on Thursday prior to the 400th first class competition of the Storm of Melbourne Storm.
The pair has been at odds since Cronk left the Melbourne Storm in 2017 to move to the east of Sydney for his fiancé, Fox Sports presenter Tara Rushton.
Craig Bellamy – who coached Smith for 398 of those games – and former teammate Billy Slater were both on the guest list.
Cronk & # 39; s omission of dinner is said to be the result of disagreements over family matters.
The bitter feud between NRL stars and former teammates Cameron Smith and Cooper Cronk continued after a brutal bang
The pair has been at odds since Cronk left the Melbourne Storm in 2017 to move to the east of Sydney for his fiancé, Fox Sports presenter Tara Rushton (pictured with Cronk)
Smith is supposed to have chosen the guest list by hand and his managers have sent the invitations.
However, Cronk did not make the cut.
SFX Sports Group, Cronk & # 39; s management, told it Sydney Morning Herald they never received an invitation to the halter star with star cocks.
While both camps have publicly claimed that there is no bad blood between the couple, a quarrel between the women and girlfriends of Cronk, Smith and Slater are rumored to have caused the rupture.
Tensions broke for several months in 2018 when Smith did not show up at Cronk & # 39; s wedding with Rushton on Sydney's northern beaches.
Their broken friendship was first shown in July 2018, when the couple first met as rivals instead of teammates.
Tensions broke for several months in 2018 when Smith did not show up at Cronk & # 39; s wedding with Mrs. Rushton on Sydney's northern beaches
While Cronk warmly embraced all his former teammates, he offered a short and sharp handshake and very little eye contact for his former captain.
Again in the 2018 grand finale, when Cronk & # 39; s Roosters defeated Smith & # 39; s Storm, a photo of the duo appeared in a tackle in which Cronk & # 39; s hand grabbed the hooker's throat.
The former mates then avoided each other after the game with reports that Cronk abruptly changed direction to prevent him from coming face to face with Smith.
Adding fuel to the fire, the couple missed each other during interviews and speeches after the game, but Cronk has now come out and publicly congratulated Smith for his contribution to the game.
Although Cronk and Slater are said to be as close as ever, both men seemed to agree with Smith at the same time.
The feud between the couple also brought Billy Slater with him at some point, and was believed to have been fueled by a fight between Smith & # 39; s wife Barb (photo) and Slater & # 39; s wife, Nicole
Smith & # 39; s wife, Barb, would have had a fight with Slater & # 39; s wife, Nicole.
The last celebration of Smith & # 39; s performance was the second time this year. He was previously congratulated on becoming the highest score in the game.
Storm coach Craig Bellamy sang his praise on Saturday night after the game, where she defeated the Sharks 40-16.
& # 39; He is not only an icon of our sport, he is also an icon of Australian sport & # 39 ;, Bellamy said.
& # 39; He's the best player I've ever seen … I've never seen anyone who matches what he did.
& # 39; For me, his coach is quite unreal for 398 of his 400 games and sometimes I have to pinch myself and realize how lucky I have been. & # 39;
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