Toulouse appeal All Black Kaino's suspension

Jerome Kaino (Getty)
Jerome Kaino (Getty)

Paris - French Top 14 side Toulouse have appealed the five-week suspension handed to New Zealander Jerome Kaino for a dangerous tackle on Bath player Jamie Roberts, the club said Friday.

Two-time World Cup winner Kaino was handed the ban after charging Welsh star Roberts' head with his shoulder in last week's 22-20 European Champions Cup win at Bath.

It earned the powerfully-built flanker a yellow card but merited "a red card", the tournament's disciplinary commission said on Wednesday.

Toulouse are appealing the ban, claiming there was "no clear and obvious act of unfair play" and that it was motivated "by feelings and not the facts", the club said in a statement.

Kaino will miss Sunday's European clash at home to defending champions Leinster and will not be eligible to play again until December 3.

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