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Ali Williams
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Birth name Alexander James Williams
Date of birth 30 April 1981 (1981-04-30) (age 40)
Place of birth Auckland, New Zealand
Height 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)
Weight 118 kg (260 lb; 18 st 8 lb)
School King's College, Auckland
University Auckland University of Technology
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock
All Black No. 1022
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2013–15 Toulon 35 (15)
Correct as of 5 April 2015
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
2001–07, 2009–13
2008
Auckland

Tasman
35

0
(0)

(0)
Correct as of 15 July 2013
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2002–07
2009–13
2008
Blues

Crusaders
102

15
(10)

(15)
Correct as of 15 July 2013
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2002–12 New Zealand 77 (35)
Correct as of 18 November 2012

Alexander James "Ali" Williams (born 30 April 1981) is a New Zealand rugby union player who played at lock, spending almost all of his playing career in his homeland. At provincial level, he played mainly with Auckland, though he spent one season with Tasman and was also loaned out to Nottingham in England's second-level RFU Championship in 2010. At Super Rugby level, he played for both the Blues and Crusaders. Williams played for New Zealand's national team, the All Blacks, between 2002 and 2012. He was in the All Blacks' squad for the 2003, 2007 and 2011 World Cups. In 2005, NZ Rugby Almanack chose him as one of its five players of the year. Williams spent what were to have been the final two seasons of his career in France with Toulon, playing there from 2013 to 2015. He came out of retirement to play in the 2016/17 season for top French club Racing 92.

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