Black market booming for World Cup final tickets

Black market booming for World Cup final tickets

The excitement over the final between England their soon-to-be decided opposition was rising, and ticket sales were mirroring that.

Search queries for tickets rose in Ireland, New Zealand and England after Saturday night's semifinal clash.

New Zealand fans might be drowning their sorrows following the All Blacks' exit from the Rugby World Cup.

A pair of Category A tickets were being sold for £25,000 on the secondary ticketing site StubHub on Sunday, compared with their face value of £717 each.

The Springboks defeated the Dragons 19-16, and SA celebs and citizens alike celebrated the victory.

England have won the Rugby World Cup only once back in 2003 when Clive Woodward's team bested a Wallabies outfit coached by Eddie Jones, the man tasked with ending the Springboks 2019 World Cup dream.

"You don't want to do it through the unofficial routes but you kind of feel that's the only option", she said from a hostel in Toyama.

"We were so close but just couldn't get over the line".

On Sunday, two Category A tickets were listed for $50,535, while two Category D tickets - the cheapest available - were on sale for $6017.

They lost 19-16 to South Africa - but numerous 15,000 fans who roared them on are expected to remain in Japan for the third place play-off against New Zealand, in Tokyo on Friday.

"But it's clear there are many touts who don't know the first thing about rugby and a ton of corporate tickets, which mean genuine fans have to stump up or miss out. It will be sad to not be in the stadium to watch England lift the World Cup, but guess we will have to find a good pub instead!" Keep on supporting us, ' said the victorious skipper.

With seven black players in the starting team for the semi-final, his side is the most representative to have run out at a World Cup, and the captain said that the Boks were playing for everyone in South Africa.

A Viagogo spokesman told Britain's Guardian newspaper: "Rather than 'ripping people off, ' this is the market working perfectly".

British Airways has also pledged to try to help England fans to get to the game after it saw a 184 per cent surge in demand for flights to Tokyo.

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