Tickets for England’s Guinness Six Nations opener in Dublin against Ireland are being sold on the black market for more than £2,000.
The most expensive pair listed on one unofficial second-hand ticketing site were going for £2,070 each on Tuesday, including a booking fee of £545 per ticket. They have a face value of £130 and are located in a ‘premium’ area of the Aviva Stadium.
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Dozens more are on sale for more than £1,000 a pop as touts try to cash in.
Saturday’s match is sold out via official channels, with face-value prices ranging from £28 to £130.
And the Irish Union said tickets bought on re-sale sites could be cancelled.
‘Our advice to fans is clear, do not purchase tickets from unofficial sources,’ an IRFU spokesperson told Sportsmail.
‘All tickets issued through official IRFU channels (clubs and branches, Ticketmaster and direct from the IRFU) are traceable to the individual purchaser.
‘When the IRFU becomes aware of tickets being resold, above face value, we follow up with the original.’