22 Nov 2012

IRB to appeal Thomson suspension

11:47 am on 22 November 2012

The International Rugby Board has confirmed that it will appeal the one-week suspension handed down to All Blacks flanker Adam Thomson.

Thomson was given the ban for reckless use of his boot during their match against Scotland at Murrayfield.

Thomson placed his boot on the head of the Scottish flanker Alasdair Strockosh during a ruck.

An IRB statement says it strongly believes it was an "unduly lenient sanction".