James O'Connor and Ali Williams arrested allegedly trying to buy cocaine

Former Wallabies star James O'Connor has spent a night in a jail cell in Paris after being arrested on suspicion of attempting to buy cocaine outside a popular nightclub.

Both players had no identification and were highly intoxicated when they were placed in police custody alongside the dealer who also allegedly had MDMA in his possession.

Williams and O'Connor were drunk when they were caught trying to buy drugs worth some 200 euros ($211; £170), French media report.

The pair, now playing for French clubs Racing 92 and Toulon respectively, were stopped at around 05:00 outside a night club near the city's Champs Elysees avenue and found to be in possession of two grammes of cocaine, police added.




The arrests come a week after another former All Black, Dan Carter, was forced to apologise after being charged with drink-driving.

The arrest of Williams is a new blow for Racing 92, crowned champions of France in June.

Commenting shortly after the incident, Williams took a measure of responsibility for his actions but added: 'It takes two to tango'. In the short piece, they confirm they have suspended the Auckland native.

O'Connor, 26, plays for Toulon having previously played for London Irish and made 44 appearances for Australia.

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