RUGBY UNION - On Saturday, 11 February, France v Ireland was called off at the very last moment due to a frozen pitch. It has been rearranged for Sunday 4 March and this is where we preview this match.
> This match has been rearranged after originally having been scheduled for Saturday 11 February.
> It is 25 years since the last time a Five/Six Nations match was rearranged due to the weather. In 1987, it was Wales v Ireland and England v Scotland, both of which were played in April after originally being scheduled in January.
> Imanol Harinordoquy has never lost a Six Nations match at the Stade de France in which he has been selected in the starting XV.
> France have called up Clément Poitrenaud to replace the injured Maxime Médard as fullback. Poitrenaud has not played a 6N match in more than a year. He is one of 10 players to have scored a try in their first two career 6N matches.
> Wesley Fofana became the 10th member of that elite club last weekend. Of the 10, only two also scored a try in their third 6N match, Ireland’s Shane Horgan in 2000 and England’s Will Greenwood in 2001. Horgan and Greenwood would also proceed to cross over in their fourth Six Nations match and that is when both streaks ended.
> Ireland have named an unchanged XV to start against France, from their match against Italy. It is the 10th time in the Six Nations era that Ireland have made no changes and the sixth time during the tenure of Declan Kidney as head coach.
> Tommy Bowe has scored at least one try in each of his last three Six Nations matches. The record by an Ireland player is four by Shane Horgan (2000-2001). The competition record is five by Philippe Bernat-Salles (2001) and Shane Williams (2008-2009).