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6 Nations resale prices skyrocket

Ticket prices for the England and Wales 6 Nations game at Twickenham this weekend have skyrocketed on resale sites.

Official tickets have sold out on the England Rugby website, so fans hoping to snag passes to the international match will have to pay up to £1,750 ($2,430/€1,980) on StubHub.

Prices surged this week as official tickets flew off the shelves, leaving many tickets now costing between £356 and £606 on the secondary market. Tickets originally cost between £40 and £160.

“Higher-priced listings are often posted by new sellers taking a punt, which do not reflect the actual sale prices,” a StubHub spokesperson told CNN. 

Earlier this week, the Rugby Football Union (RFU) urged its fans to ‘recycle’ their tickets rather than looking to resell them on secondary sites.

England’s governing body for the sport is encouraging its fans to offload any 6 Nations tickets they are not able to use through the Ticket Exchange section of the official England Rugby ticket website.

Tickets can then be officially resold to other England Rugby fans and refunds issued to the original purchaser, once resold.

Its statement reads: “Resale websites such as Viagogo, Stub Hub, Gumtree, ebay, or Live Rugby Tickets have no association or official arrangement with the RFU and often market tickets which do not exist on a speculative basis and sometimes at inflated prices.”

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