Ali Williams to speak to players about experience so they can 'learn from his mistakes' as part of French Rugby fine


Ali Williams has been fined for the second time in two weeks for buying cocaine outside a Paris nightclub.

Today Ligue Nationale de Rugby, which runs the Top 14 rugby competition, fined him 1500 euros for damaging the image, reputation and professional ethics of the game of rugby.

When the rugby season begins next year he must also attend 15 sessions with the young and professional players of the Top 14 teams to educate them and talk about what happened so they might learn from his mistakes.

Williams' year long contract with Racing 92 finishes this season.

He was arrested with former Wallaby James O'Connor and was placed in custody for 40 hours.

O'Connor escaped the fine but must also attend the educational sessions.

The fine is the highest LNR can give for a person who's brought the game in to disrepute off the field.

Next year the fine will be raised to 45,000 euros.

Just two weeks ago the former All Black appeared in court and fined 1500 euros for buying 2.4 grams of cocaine outside a popular night club in France's capital.

The judge said that although he was usually tougher on drug related cases, he would take into account it was a first time offence.

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