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You’ve been warned.
England fans looking to flog tickets for this weekend’s huge clash at Twickenham to Irish fans, have been warned by the Rugby Football Union (RFU) about selling them off on the secondary market.
Prices have soared online with tickets being sold for thousands of pounds, as Ireland look to win just their third Grand Slam title in history. On some reseller sites tickets are being sold for as much as £4,400.
This is in breach of the RFU’s ticket terms and conditions. Those terms and conditions stipulate any unwanted tickets must only be sold on only via the RFU’s official online ticket exchange.
The RFU says anyone found in possession of a ticket obtained though unauthorised means will be denied entry to this weekend’s match and also risk being barred from attending future games at Twickenham.
Those caught selling such tickets also face a ban on future purchases.
“The England v Ireland match at Twickenham is sold out, and has been for a long time. There is huge interest in the match.” A RFU spokesperson told The Telegraph
“Our stance on the secondary market is very clear – Twickenham tickets cannot be sold on secondary websites. It is a clear breach of our ticketing terms and conditions, and we are constantly monitoring the marketplace. Our message to rugby fans is clear – don’t risk your money by purchasing tickets from a secondary site because if you do, there is a good chance you won’t be able to get in. As ever, we want tickets to go to rugby fans who want to come to the match – and not to people who want to trade them as a commodity.”