Rugby Ali Williams, O'Connor quizzed by French league over cocaine

Former All Black Ali Williams and Australian international James O'Connor were quizzed by a French rugby disciplinary committee on Wednesday following their arrests and fines for cocaine.

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Australian international James O'Connor (L) leaves after appearing before the French National Rugby League (Ligue Nationale de Rugby, LNR) disciplinary commission in Paris on April 12, 2017, after being arrested for cocaine possession play

Australian international James O'Connor (L) leaves after appearing before the French National Rugby League (Ligue Nationale de Rugby, LNR) disciplinary commission in Paris on April 12, 2017, after being arrested for cocaine possession

(AFP)
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Former All Black Ali Williams and Australian international James O'Connor were quizzed by a French rugby disciplinary committee on Wednesday following their arrests and fines for cocaine.

The duo were arrested after a police drug bust outside a nightclub near the Champs Elysees in February and later fined -- Williams for buying cocaine and O'Connor for using it.

The 35-year-old former lock Williams was fired by French Top 14 champions Racing 92 and O'Connor, 26, recently returned to Toulon following suspension by the club.

"I have given all the evidence, and I think they will understand that I was in the wrong place at the wrong time, so yes, I'm sure it will work out," said O'Connor as he left the meeting.

Former lock Ali Williams of New Zealand (L) leaves after appearing before the French National Rugby League (Ligue Nationale de Rugby, LNR) disciplinary commission in Paris on April 12, 2017, after being fined by a French court for buying cocaine play

Former lock Ali Williams of New Zealand (L) leaves after appearing before the French National Rugby League (Ligue Nationale de Rugby, LNR) disciplinary commission in Paris on April 12, 2017, after being fined by a French court for buying cocaine

(AFP)

The pair spent about an hour at French rugby league (LNR) headquarters in Paris and the LNR are due to announce possible punishments on Thursday.

The LNR last month opened disciplinary proceedings against the two players.

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