Ali Williams reportedly fired by Racing 92, hit with second fine for buying cocaine

  • 21/04/2017
Ali Williams (Getty file)
Ali Williams (Getty file)

Ali Williams' stay with French Top 14 side Racing 92 is reportedly over after the former All Black was hit with a second fine for purchasing cocaine.

French rugby's national governing body ruled that Williams and former Wallabies star James O'Connor were guilty of "behaviour likely to undermine the image and the reputation of rugby " and subsequently handed the Aucklander a fine of  €1500($NZ2300) after he was convicted of buying cocaine outside a Paris nightclub last month.

The Australian escaped any fine, having claimed he was simply "in the wrong place at the wrong time".

They will both be required to undergo behavioural awareness training.

News site Los Echos is also reporting that Racing 92 have now fired the 35-year-old, having earlier been suspended and stripped of his role as a club ambassador.

Club president Jacky Lorenzetti was quoted by Midi Olympique magazine in March that "unfortunately, Ali Williams will soon be dismissed".

The incident will likely see Williams playing days come to an end, while O'Connor has rejoined the field after serving his own suspension.

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