After last Saturday’s farce in Paris, France’s match with Ireland has been rescheduled for Sunday the 4th of March.
Kickoff will be at 1600 local time (1500 GMT). The new date means both sides will play four fixtures on consecutive weekends, with France taking on Ireland and then England at home in Paris one after the other. All tickets from the previous match are valid, whilst those fans who cannot make the game will receive full refunds on their purchases.
The IRFU were disappointed with the outcome, stating that: “While understanding the difficulties that a postponed game brings to the international and club rugby schedule, the IRFU had proposed to the Six Nations that the preferred alternate date for the game was Saturday, 3rd March with an afternoon kick off.
This was based on providing the Ireland team, who will be travelling for a second time to Paris, with a seven day turnaround between its remaining four fixtures in the tournament as well as providing any supporters wishing to attend the rescheduled game with an appropriate window of travel.
Both proposed dates were discussed by the Six Nations Council, but the decision was taken by the majority of the Council to proceed with the date of March 4th. The IRFU acknowledge that the French Federation has agreed to the reimbursement of the cost of tickets for Ireland supporters who are unable to attend the rescheduled game.”