The Score uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Click here to find out more »
Dublin: 16 °C Wednesday 27 August, 2014

Owen Farrell’s ticket for the Ireland game sold for £440 and the RFU want to know how

The out half’s ticket ended up on re-sale website Viagogo.

England's Owen Farrell is tackled by Ireland's Rob Kearney and Ireland's Conor Murray.
England's Owen Farrell is tackled by Ireland's Rob Kearney and Ireland's Conor Murray.
Image: PA Wire/Press Association Images

ENGLISH RUGBY CHIEFS are looking into how a Test match ticket allocated to fly-half Owen Farrell ended up being sold for more than six times its face value.

The £70 (€85 euros) ticket for the 13-10 Six Nations win against Ireland at Twickenham on Saturday sold for £440 the evening before the match.

While Farrell is understood to have acted correctly and not profited from the sale, Rugby Football Union officials will still want to know how the ticket ended up on re-sale website Viagogo.

Although Twickenham has a capacity of more than 80,000, England internationals at the south-west London ground routinely sell out, with tickets — distributed via rugby clubs and not usually on direct general sale — hard to come by.

For several seasons the RFU have been trying to crack down on black market sales and a spokesman, who absolved Farrell of blame, said: “We are looking at how this ticket came to be available on a secondary ticketing site, something we take extremely seriously.”

- © AFP, 2014

Nora Stapleton column: England’s experience was the ultimate difference

Heaslip: ‘You’ve got to learn from your mistakes and fail better’

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article
  •  

Read next:

Comments (13 Comments)

Add New Comment