Rugby World Cup Unofficial Ticket Holders May be Denied Entry
While England Rugby 2015 didn’t manage to persuade the government to make ticket touting illegal, in their terms and conditions it states that anyone who buys a ticket from an unauthorised outlet may be refused entry to a game.
The organisation is worried that other agencies may use software to mass buy tickets as soon as they go on sale. This is particularly of concern for popular games; already some agencies are advertising tickets for matches at greatly inflated prices based on the assumption that they will be able to get some.
Matches involving New Zealand and England are likely to be particularly affected as they are the favourite teams to win with odds of 13/8 and 4/1 respectively. Furthermore, all of the UK teams’ matches are likely to prove popular, even though they are not amongst the favourites to win. Ireland has odds of 12/1, Wales has odds of 10/1 to win while Scotland has been given odds of 200/1.
France games could also be targeted by ticket touts, the team is 6th favourite to win with odds of 14/1 and numerous French fans are expected to travel to their games.