Following the statement from the Irish Rugby Football Union postponing the Lloyds TSB Six Nations Championship game Ireland v England on 24th March, the RFU Chief Executive, Francis Baron, said, ‘We have already met with the clubs to discuss various contingency plans for the postponement of the Ireland England game on 24th March and we will continue to liaise directly with the clubs, the premiership sponsors, Zurich, and the Six Nations Committee over all the available options.’

Said Clive Woodward, ‘We understand and are fully supportive of the decision taken by the Irish government and IRFU to postpone the game in an attempt to prevent the spread of Foot and Mouth disease. The players and management are naturally very disappointed as we were looking forward to the game on 24th March. However, we will stay focussed and prepare for our next game against France at Twickenham on 7th April.’

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