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ICE RUGBY GETS THUMBS DOWN

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In 2012, just 10 minutes before kick-o , the decision was made to cancel the Six Nations match between Ireland and France.

The temperatur­e in Paris was minus five degrees Celsius and dropping. The match o cials felt there were parts of the field at Stade Francais which were beginning to freeze and would therefore pose a danger to the well-being of the players.

So despite the fact the

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