The Italians play the United States in their next game on Sunday, 5 November.
“It has been reported in social media and news that two members from the Italian Rugby League World Cup squad were involved in an altercation on Sunday, 29 October at an establishment in Cairns,” said the FIRL statement.
“FIRL understands the importance of ensuring that players are not to engage in conduct that is detrimental or damaging to rugby league or the Rugby League World Cup.
“Both players involved understand their obligations to the Rugby League World Cup and the acceptable behaviour in public.”
A statement from the tournament organiser said it had been “made aware” of an incident, which had been “referred to the integrity unit for investigation” but it could not comment further “until a report has been completed”.
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