ADELAIDE duo Kyle Hartigan and Billy Frampton have addressed a heated scuffle that left the key defender with a black eye.

Frampton was frustrated with some of Hartigan's defensive tactics before the two came to blows during a training session on Saturday.

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'I just gave him a little one in the guts': Crows explain fight

Adelaide teammates Kyle Hartigan and Billy Frampton on THAT match-sim brawl

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"He was holding me a little bit. I just gave him a little one in the guts and it just picked up from there," Frampton told Adelaide's club website.

"It turns into a bit of a blur when that stuff happens, but it was 10-15 seconds maybe, and the boys broke it up.

"Nicksy (Crows coach Matthew Nicks) called us up in front of the group after and we had a bit of a laugh about it, explained what happened and shook hands about it."

Hartigan said he didn't hold any resentment toward Frampton who is at Adelaide after leaving crosstown rival Port Adelaide at the end of last year.

"We came together for a couple of blows but shook hands after the game," Hartigan said.