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Simmons to contest ban

Australia forward Rob Simmons has appealed his eight-week suspension imposed for a dangerous tip tackle on France flanker Yannick Nyanga.

Simmons was found guilty of the offence at a disciplinary hearing last week after being cited. The incident happened during Australia's 33-6 loss to Les Bleus in Paris on November 10.

The appeal will be heard by a three-man, IRB-appointed committee, with a date to be announced.

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