10 May 2007

Disgraced Blues lock skips apology

11:09 am on 10 May 2007

The Blues lock Ali Williams says he's sorry he's not playing for his team in Sunday's Super 14 semi-final against the Sharks in Durban.

Williams has arrived in Auckland after being sent home from South Africa for what Blues management called a series of indiscretions involving breaches of team protocol and which he says included a late night out drinking with friends in Perth before the Blues last game there

But Williams stopped stopped short of accepting full responsibility -- saying he was extremely disappointed he'd been put in this situation.