Califano to appeal against butt ban
French prop Christian Califano is to lodge an appeal against his ban for head-butting a Fijian forward.
The Toulouse forward was suspended until December 5th for his assault during last Saturday's Pool C decider, won 28-19 by France.
The Rugby World Cup disciplinary panel will hear his appeal on Tuesday October 26th, at Twickenham.
If the appeal succeeds Califano would be available for a possible semi-final against either New Zealand or Scotland
Bernard Lapasset, the president of French rugby federation (FFR), has indicated that he will support Califano's appeal.