10 Mar 2017

Williams to appear before rugby disciplinary panel after cocaine arrest

9:18 am on 10 March 2017

Former All Black Ali Williams will appear before a French rugby disciplinary hearing this month after being arrested for allegedly buying cocaine.

Williams, a 77 test veteran, has been summoned to appear at the National Rugby League's discipline commission on 29 March.

Williams, who plays for French club Racing 92, was arrested in the early hours of the morning outside a Paris nightclub last month, along with former Wallabies international James O'Connor.

Ali Williams

Ali Williams Photo: Photosport

He is alleged to have purchased $300 worth of cocaine.

Last week Williams apologised on social media saying "I made a big mistake and I'm sorry. I feel I've let down our beloved rugby community. I will face the consequences. Thanks 4 all the support."

Williams is reportedly seeking a plea bargain with police and is yet to appear in court on the drugs charge.