\"Declan

Declan Kidney and Paul O'Connell coach and captain of the Irish rugby team Photo by: Google Images

RBS Six Nations - Ireland will play France on Sunday

\"Declan

Declan Kidney and Paul O'Connell coach and captain of the Irish rugby team Photo by: Google Images

Ireland will now play France in Paris on Sunday, March 4th - and they're not happy with the new date for their Six Nations match.

Declan Kidney's team will now play four games in four weeks after last Saturday's postponement in France.

The IRB announced the new date for the game at a press conference in their Dublin headquarters on Tuesday afternoon.

The IRFU then issued a statement which voiced their criticism of the new date for the game, postponed due to a frozen pitch.

----------------

Read more:

More Irish sports news on IrishCentral

Pressure mounts on Senator Scott Brown to deliver on Irish visas

Ryanair sexy stewardess ad campaign is banned by British authorities

----------------

"We are disappointed with this decision,'' read the statement. "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 alternative date would be Saturday March 3 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.

"It would also provided 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 4.''

Ireland will now play Scotland on the Saturday after their Sunday fixture in Paris.

COMMENTS

Log in with your social accounts:

Or, log in with your IrishCentral account:

Forgot your password ?

Don't have an account yet? Register now !

Join IrishCentral with your social accounts:


Already have an account ?

Or, sign up for an IrishCentral account below:

By clicking above you are indicating that you have read & agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.


Make sure we gathered the correct information from you

By clicking above you are indicating that you have read & agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.


You already have an account on IrishCentral! Please confirm you're the owner.


Our new policy requires our users to save a first and last name. Please update your account: