But choosing the latter date would mean both Ireland and France playing four fixtures in consecutive weekends.
English referee Dave Pearson called off the match in Paris last night ten minutes before kick-off with temperatures of -5 °C having rendered the pitch rock hard in places.
"You have to respect the referee's decision. He is in charge of the players' security and there were two or three places on the pitch that were dangerous," said Saint- André.
"He was afraid they would get even harder. The referee consulted with us but we had read the rules and we knew that only he could make the decision.
"We would have preferred to have played. Without wanting to be selfish, we had an extra day's rest compared to the Irish.
"I know the French Federation and the Stade de France did everything they could for the match to go ahead.
"The players are very disappointed. I can assure you that the changing room was boiling over.
"We would prefer to play next weekend because if it's in three weeks, we would have to play four matches in quick succession.
"For the players, their intensity and also thinking of their family life, for them to spend time with their wives and children."