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Tuesday, February 28, 2017 7:43
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It doesn’t look great for ex-All Black Ali Williams and former Aussie international James O’Connor after the pair were arrested in Paris last week after allegedly trying to buy cocaine outside a nightclub.

Williams, who now plays for Racing 92, has apparently accepted a charge of buying cocaine while Toulon’s O’Connor faces possession charges.

Whatever the outcome of the judicial process it is unlikely that their respective careers will exactly flourish as a consequence.

They are of course by no means the only high profile rugby players to have fallen foul of cocaine use:

  • Former Australian winger Wendell Sailor tested positive for cocaine in 2006 while at the Waratahs and received a two-year ban from the game;
  •  Former England prop Matt Stevens received a two-year suspension after testing positive in 2009 while playing for Bath; and
  • Two unnamed English premiership players tested positive for cocaine last year and were fined and ordered to undergo rehabilitation.

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