Rugby bosses urging fans to pay through the nose for Premiership final tickets… at £100 above face value

RUGBY bosses are encouraging fans to pay through the nose to online touts for tickets to the virtually sold-out Premiership Final.

And they are even telling fans with seats that they can re-sell their tickets on StubHub – after the selling site forked out cash to be the league’s “official ticketing partner”.

Yesterday £85 tickets were being offered on StubHub at almost £100 above their face value.

The stance by England’s domestic league is completely at odds with the Rugby Football Union’s handling of seats for international matches.

During Six Nations matches, the Rugby Football Union probed sites like StubHub to see if they could identity individuals selling seats for Twickenham for more than face value so they can nullify the seat.

The governing body warn fans: “The RFU will be writing to ticket holders to remind them of the T&Cs which prohibit secondary market selling at inflated prices.

“We have the right to cancel tickets which are on sale at above face value and we are looking hard at all options which are open to us.”

Top sides Saracens and Exeter are expected to meet each other at Twickenham on May 26th. The semi-finals will be held a week before the clash.

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