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Monday 5 December 2016

Six Nations tickets go on sale for €172

Keith Earls’ try kills off the game against Wales.
Keith Earls’ try kills off the game against Wales.

Tickets for Ireland’s Six Nations opener against Wales at the Aviva next February are already on sale on Ticketmaster-owned website Seatwave – for €172.

The tickets, offer in various blocks across the stadium, go all the way up in price to €819, which is for seats in the lower segment of the West Stand.

The RBS Six Nations announced their fixtures for 2016 and 2017 last February. Tickets for next year’s tournament are not on sale on Seatwave’s parent website, Ticketmaster.

A similar scenario can be found on Seatwave for Ireland’s second home game, against Italy, on March 12. Tickets start at €137 and again are dotted around the stadium in every stand. For the Italy game, the site says it has 242 tickets for sale.

The high-priced admissions don’t apply only to home games, as tickets for Ireland’s match with England at Twickenham are also on sale. They start at €475 and go up to €1,995.

It is unclear who is selling the tickets and whether it is one person.

The laws of the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) state that it is the committee’s responsibility to “control and distribute admission tickets to international and representative  matches under the auspices of the Union”.

Tickets are available on the site for all of Ireland’s games, with the England match in Twickenham coming in at the most expensive.

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