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Williams about to be sacked over cocaine affair - club
March 10, 2017 / 12:28 PM / 6 months ago

Williams about to be sacked over cocaine affair - club

FILE PHOTO - Rugby Union - Barbarians v Samoa - Olympic Stadium, London - 29/8/15. Ali Williams of Barbarians wins a lineout. Action Images via Reuters / Henry Browne

PARIS (Reuters) - Former All Blacks lock Ali Williams is about to be fired by Racing 92 after having been charged with purchasing cocaine, club president Jacky Lorenzetti was quoted as saying.

“Unfortunately, he will soon be fired,” Lorenzetti told rugby weekly Midi Olympique.

The 35-year-old Williams was charged last month.

Former Wallabies winger James O‘Connor, who plays for Toulon, was also arrested and charged with possession.

Both players have been stood down by their clubs.

Toulon said they had yet to make any decision about O‘Connor.

“President (Mourad) Boudjellal wants to take time to think about it and will make a decision at a date he does not know yet,” Toulon said in a statement to Reuters.

Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Alison Williams

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