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Hundreds of Six Nations supporters stuck with invalid tickets

The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) has taken out a High Court injunction against Evental in a row over unofficial hospitality rights ahead of this Friday’s RBS 6 Nations game between Wales and Ireland.

Hundreds of supporters that have paid for packages could end up being turned away from the game, UK newspaper the Daily Mail reports.

Under the injunction, Evantal, which has been reselling tickets and running unsanctioned hospitality for RBS 6 Nations matches at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium, and anyone acting on its instruction is now prevented from selling WRU tickets for profit.

The RBS 6 Nations was awarded £21,338 on Tuesday to cover costs and damages.

A spokesman for the governing body said: “The WRU is aware of around 200 tickets for the forthcoming Wales v Ireland match in Cardiff which have been sold on to other parties in breach of the WRU’s ticketing terms and conditions, and is taking steps to cancel these tickets.”

Re-selling tickets above face value anywhere other than via Seatwave, the WRU’s officially licensed secondary market website, is against the governing body’s terms and conditions. It said that Seatwave ensures profits made stay in Welsh rugby and protect customers as it is subject to detailed regulation.

The only other official ticket sources are the WRU’s sole off-site hospitality operator Events International, WRU onsite hospitality, WRU member clubs and official travel partner Gullivers Sports Travel.