With Ireland chasing only their third Grand Slam since 1948, Twickenham is bracing itself for an Irish invasion on St.Patricks day for the final round of the Six Nations.
England host Ireland at a sold-out Twickenham on Saturday, and RFU bosses are warning against the purchasing of tickets from secondary markets and touts, with ticket prices already reaching up to £4,400.
An RFU spokeswoman told Telegraph Sport:
“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.
Two consecutive losses and little to play for in the final round, might tempt some England fans to sell their tickets to Irish fans ahead of the game, diluting home advantage for Eddie Jones’ men.
England haven’t lost a home game since their ill-fated Rugby World Cup in 2015, and will be desperate to get back to winning ways at Twickenham.
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