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Despite the best efforts of the Stade de France staff parts of the pitch remained frozen.
Kidney accepted that to play the game would have been dangerous however with his team hyped-up for a RBS 6 Nations battle the dressing room was non-plussed.
“The referee has to make the decision which is very tough on one person but I think in fairness to him he has made the right one,” said Kidney.
“It was quite dangerous in one corner. The way the protocol is there is nothing you can do but prepare for the game so the lads are fairly pumped up in the dressing room and ready for a game.
“It’s going to be a new experience for them to get rid of all the energy that is in them.
“The reaction to the guys in the dressing room was ‘you’re joking me’. How do you get that pumped up for a game you know. International rugby or any professional rugby isn’t something where you arrive and you go out for a friendly jog around.
“But they are great lads and there’s a good bit of banter in the dressing room now.”
A decision is expected about the re-arranging of the game is expected in the next few days with either next weekend, a planned Six Nations rest, or the weekend of March 3-4 the options.
March 3-4 appears the likely option to Kidney meaning Ireland and France will have to play four consecutive weekends and Kidney said: “I believe the game will be re-arranged whether it is for next week, which will be a real tight ask, or whether it will be in the other spare week which will give both sides four games on the trot I’m not sure.
“That’ll be up to the Six Nations to decide. I am sure they are working on it as we speak but you’d imagine there would be something decided by Monday.”