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James O’Connor Starts For The Wallabies In All Blacks Bledisloe Clash

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James O’Connor was the shock inclusion in Michael Cheika’s Wallabies team selection for Saturday’s Rugby Championship clash with the All Blacks.  O’Connor made his first appearance for Australia since 2013 two weeks ago in the win over Argentina when he was sprung from the bench. However, Cheika has now entrusted him to start at outside centre for the Wallabies as …

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Former Ulster Out-Half Named In Wallabies Side For First Time Since 2016


Ex-Ulster player, Christian Lealiifano, has been named in the Wallabies side for the first time since 2016. Lealiifano’s last appearance for Australia came in the 2016 Rugby Championships, however, he was diagnosed with leukaemia weeks later which forced him into an extended break from rugby. Amazingly, Lealiifano returned to Super Rugby action with the Brumbies just 11 months after being …

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James O’Connor Will Play His Rugby In The Aviva Premiership Next Season

The much maligned Australian international, James O’Connor, will finish his three-year tenure in the South of France with a move to England for the beginning of next season.  O’Connor, who has spent the last three seasons at Toulon, will move to Sale Sharks on a three-year contract. O’Connor is certainly a talented player, and most rugby supporters would love to see …

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James O’Connor To Make First Appearance Since Cocaine Controversy

Former Wallaby, James O’Connor, has been named on the bench for Toulon’s upcoming Top 14 clash with Bordeaux Begles this weekend.  The 26-year-old has not played for Toulon since he was arrested outside a Paris nightclub with Ali Williams. The pair were arrested over alleged use of cocaine. As it transpired, Williams was charged with purchasing and possession of the drug, …

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James O’Connor On The Brink Of Premiership Return [Report]


James O’Connor’s contract at Toulon will not be renewed, the club has admitted in recent weeks, and the mercurial back has been left searching for a new home. He had hoped to return to Australia with one eye on the 2019 World Cup but his arrest last month in Paris for cocaine possession proved to be in the nail in …

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Toulon Set To Suspend Wallaby James O’Connor Following Drugs Arrest

Toulon star James O’Connor looks set to be reprimanded by club president Mourad Boudjellal following the Australian’s arrest on Saturday night in Paris for suspected cocaine possession. Speaking to French newspaper Le Figaro, Boudjellal was candid about the presence of recreational drugs in sport and while he wishes to speak to O’Connor personally before passing judgement on the 26-year-old, he …

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Racing 92 Have Finally Responded To The Allegations Against Ali Williams

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Plainclothes police officers arrested Top 14 star James O’Connor and former All Black Ali Williams in the early hours of Saturday morning for allegedly possessing cocaine. Williams, 35, currently plies his trade in suburban Paris as a media advisor for Racing 92 and this evening the club have released a statement on the incident. In the short piece, they confirm they …

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Top 14 Players Ali Williams And James O’Connor Arrested Over Alleged Cocaine Possession

Top 14 side Racing 92, along with European giants Toulon, have become embroiled in yet another drugs controversy as former All Black Ali Williams and Australia international James O’Connor have reportedly been arrested in Paris for allegedly possessing cocaine. According to L’Equipe, plainclothes police officers arrested the pair outside a nightclub near the Arc de Triomphe in the early hours …

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Rival Clubs On High Alert As Superstar Australian Winger Announces His Intention To Leave Toulon

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Following a number of fallow seasons at the Stade Mayol, Mourad Boudjellal appears to be conducting a clear out at Toulon, as the club prepares to welcome a number of new signings this summer. Already reported to be leaving Toulon are Matt Giteau, Juan Smith, Drew Mitchell, Maxime Mermoz, and Leigh Halfpenny, as Mourad Boudjellal attempts to rebuild the club before attempting to …

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Opinion – Toulon May Have Stars But They Desperately Lack Substance

When Mourad Boudjellal took over as Toulon President in 2006, he promised to build a French rugby dynasty. A team that would go onto dominate both French and European Rugby winning three Heineken Cup/European Rugby Champions Cups, one top 14 championship and two Challenge Cup finals appearances. The club have attracted a glittering array of international talent over the last decade but …

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