Australian rugby union international James O’Connor has been arrested in Paris on suspicion of attempting to buy cocaine.
O’Connor, who plays for French club Toulon, and New Zealand rugby union international Ali Williams were arrested on Saturday morning (local time) near a nightclub in the 16th district of Paris.
They were allegedly trying to buy drugs worth 200 euros ($275).
O’Connor and Williams were both drunk at the time of their arrest and were not carrying identification.
Williams’s French club Racing 92 released a statement saying the 77-Test All Black had been suspended over the incident.
O’Connor, who has played 44 Tests for the Wallabies as a utility back, moved to Toulon in the 2015/16 French Top 14 season after being released from a two-year contract with Queensland Reds.
He had previously played for Toulon prior to joining the Reds at the beginning of 2015 when he was pushing for selection in the Wallabies’ World Cup squad.
The 26-year-old’s career has been marred by off-field incidents, including when he was granted an early release from his Australian Rugby Union contract in 2013.
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