12 Dec, 14:42
Prop Cian Healy is expected to miss the start of the 2014 RBS 6 Nations after undergoing surgery on his injured ankle on Wednesday.
However, following a subsequent inspection by referee Peter Fitzgibbon and coaches Michael Bradley and Michael Cheika at 2pm, a decision was taken to call off the match.
The game will be re-fixed and tickets purchased for today's game will be valid for the rescheduled match. In the region of 5,000 tickets had been sold for today's postponed tie.
Meanwhile, with the Sportsground surface ruled unplayable, the AIB Junior Cup semi-final between Monivea and City of Derry, which had been rescheduled to take place at the Galway venue at 6.30pm, has also been postponed.