Scotland appeal against Gray and Ford bans

Scotland will hope to have forwards Jonny Gray and Ross Ford in their team to face Australia in the World Cup quarter-final after confirming they are appealing the three week ban handed to the pair.

Jonny Gray, right, will hope to play against Australia.

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Hooker Ford and lock Gray were punished after being found guilty of dumping Samoa's Jack Lam on his head with an illegal two-man tip tackle.

The Scottish Rugby Union announced on their Twitter account: "Scottish Rugby can confirm it will appeal against the suspensions given to Ross Ford and Jonny Gray following the RWC match vs Samoa."