10 Dec, 12:23
Ireland's John Lacey will referee his first ever RBS 6 Nations match in February, while Alain Rolland is also included in the Elite Panel in what is his last season.
This was based on providing the Ireland squa-, 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 Sunday, March 4.
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.
Details on the process for refunds and the reissue of tickets will be made available as soon as possible.