Ali Williams

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Ryan is always looking to improve the quality of his work.

James Ryan (Leinster) Position: Lock Age: 22 Height: 2.03 metres (6’ 8”) Weight: 108kg (17st) Ireland caps: 17 (1 try) Why’s he so important? The s(...)

Dan Carter of Racing 92 is tackled by Simon Zebo of Munster during a   Champions Cup Round Two match  at Thomond Park in October. Photograph:  Getty Images

Robbie Deans used to run alongside Neville Carter. Actually, it was the other way round, what with Deans being an All Black in the Canterbury Country’(...)

British and Irish Lions team huddle with Warren Gatland during the training. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Victory over the Crusaders would have emboldened the Lions, and the Maori scalp should convince them a Northern Hemisphere approach to rugby can overc(...)

 Clermont Auvergne forwards coach Jono Gibbes is looking forward to teaming up with Les Kiss. Photograph: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Where to begin with Jono Gibbes? Waikato stadium, June 11th 2005, and that stirring version of Timatanga seems as good a place as any. There he stood(...)

Racing 92 president Jacky Lorenzetti has been quoted as saying former All Black Ali Williams is to be fired after he was charged with buying cocaine. Photograph: Kazuhiro Nogi/Getty

Former All Blacks lock Ali Williams is about to be fired by Racing 92 after having been charged with purchasing cocaine, club president Jacky Lorenzet(...)

Former Wallaby James O’Connor is unlikely to have his Toulon contract extended. Photograph: Thierry Zoccolan/Afp

Former Wallaby James O’Connor will be suspended by Toulon and may not have his contract extended following his detention by Paris police for an alleg(...)

Ali Williams was arrested along with James O’Connor in Paris on Saturday morning on suspicion of attempting to buy cocaine. Photograph: Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images

Former All Blacks secondrow Ali Williams and former Australian international James O’Connor were arrested on Friday night in Paris on suspicion of att(...)

Andrew Conway scores Munster’s third try against Racing 92 during the European Champions Cup game at Stade Yves-du-Manoir, Paris on Saturday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS CUP Racing 7 Munster 32 This was straight out of the Munster away-day manual. Quieten the crowd with a no-frills, low-risk game (...)

All Blacks prepare to perform the Haka before last week’s semi-final victory over South Africa at Twickenham. Photograph: Getty Images.

The top-two sides in the world. The two most complete sides in the tournament. The world’s best referee. The forecast is set fair, for Twickenham, (...)

The England team arrive at Twickenham for their match against Wales in the RBS Six Nations in March last year. Photograph: David Rogers/RFU/via Getty Images

Up from Richmond, along the river Thames and into Twickenham village, the George Cross flags and Rugby World Cup banners remind visiting fans of wh(...)

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