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Williams cops second fine over cocaine

Former All Blacks lock Ali Williams has been fined by French rugby's discipline committee after purchasing cocaine in Paris.

Williams cops second fine over cocaine

Former All Blacks lock Ali Williams has been fined by French rugby's discipline committee after purchasing cocaine in Paris.

Former All Blacks lock Ali Williams has been fined another euro1500 ($NZ2300) after being caught buying cocaine on a Paris street.

The 35-year-old has also lost his job at club side Racing 92, according to French media reports.


The Ligue Nationale de Rugby's discipline and rules commission fined Williams and former Wallabies' winger James O'Connor euro1500 on Thursday for behaviour likely to undermine the image and ethics of the sport, Le Figaro reports.

Earlier this month, Williams was fined euro1500 by a Paris court on the charges of purchasing cocaine.

Williams, who played 77 Tests between 2002 and 2012, was charged by police for buying 2.4 grams of cocaine outside a Paris nightclub in February. O'Connor, who plays for Toulon, was also arrested and charged with possession.

Williams played for Parisian club Racing 92 at the time of the incident and the club said afterwards that he would be fired.

Williams has apologised via social media, saying he made a big mistake and would face the consequences.

"I feel I've let down our beloved rugby community," he tweeted early in March.

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