IRFU finalises France refund
Tuesday deadline set for fans to return Paris tickets
THE IRFU have reached agreement with the French Rugby Federation (FFR) for the refunding of the face-value cost of match tickets for the postponed Six Nations match last Saturday.
"While the timelines are not ideal for supporters, we have pushed hard to get this undertaking from the French Federation to refund ticket costs for Irish supporters who are unable to attend the rescheduled match," said IRFU chief executive Philip Browne.
"The team and the IRFU hugely appreciate the effort and expense Irish supporters went to in order to be at the match and we hope this gesture will go some way towards making up for the inconvenience they suffered."
The FFR have agreed to a closing date of Thursday, February 23, for the return and refunding of the full match ticket price. All tickets must be received, within Ireland, by 5pm on Tuesday.
Tickets that were purchased through a provincial club or www.irishrugby.ie can be returned to any of the provincial branch offices or to the IRFU head office at 10-12 Lansdowne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.
The IRFU will then co-ordinate the return of the tickets to the FFR and follow through on securing the refunds. It is anticipated this process could take until the end of March.
The FFR have indicated that all other tickets bought by Irish supporters outside the allocation given to the IRFU must contact their point of purchase directly in order to claim a refund - tickets bought through travel agents or ticket sites must be refunded via those outlets.
All match tickets will still be valid for the rescheduled game on Sunday, March 4, 2012.