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.