Six Nations 2012: France v Ireland match rescheduled for 4 March

The postponed Six Nations match between France and Ireland is rescheduled for the only free weekend before end of tournament

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Last weekend's clash in Paris was called off at the last minute Photo: T Faivre-Duboz, via Wikimedia

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The postponed Six Nations clash between France and Ireland has been rescheduled for Sunday 4 March at 1500GMT.

Referee Dave Pearson was forced to abandon the original game just 10 minutes before kick-off in Paris because the frozen pitch was considered dangerous.

The match will now be played in the French capital on what is the only free weekend before the end of this year’s tournament.

A statement released by tournament organisers read: “Following the very regrettable postponement of the France v Ireland match last Saturday which left thousands of supporters disappointed and frustrated, the Six Nations Council wish to announce that the postponed match between will now take place on Sunday 4 March at 1500GMT in the Stade de France.

“The Six Nations Council can also confirm that French and Irish ticket holders unable to attend the match will receive a full refund of their match ticket. Final details of the refund mechanism should be available tomorrow (Wednesday).”

Six Nations chief executive John Feehan added: “We are delighted that we have agreed a new date and time for the RBS 6 Nations France vs Ireland match in the Six Nations window. We are also delighted that the FFR have announced a ticket refund scheme.”

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