Wednesday, February 15, 2012

March date for France-Ireland

Plans to reschedule to go ahead despite French protestations

The RBS Six Nations match between France and Ireland will now take place on Sunday, March 4.

The game was due to take place last weekend but was called off 10 minutes before kick-off after plummeting temperatures rendered parts of the Stade de France pitch frozen. A Six Nations Council meeting on Monday ruled out this coming weekend as a possible replacement date, leaving March 3/4 as the only other free weekend of the tournament. Six Nations Rugby Ltd chief executive John Feehan said on Tuesday evening: "We are delighted that we have agreed a new date within the Six Nations window for the match between France and Ireland." The French Rugby Federation (FFR) were vehemently against such a move, which means several domestic Top 14 teams will lose a raft of players, wanting it to be played after the summer break. -


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