Ali Williams agrees Toulon switch

New Zealand's Ali Williams before a match with Scotland on November 11, 2012
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Auckland Blues lock Ali Williams agrees to join European champions Toulon on a one-year deal.

Auckland Blues lock Ali Williams has agreed to join European champions Toulon on a one-year deal.

The 32-year-old will arrive at Stade Mayol in September or early October after completing the Super 15 season with his current club.

He is viewed as a direct replacement for Nick Kennedy, who has asked to be released from his contract.

Williams has been capped 77 times by New Zealand at senior international level.

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