Rugby

Top England v All Blacks tickets to cost whopping R3 225

2018-02-13 10:21
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Cape Town - The much-anticipated All Blacks showdown with England in November is being billed as the richest one-off Test in history with top-priced Twickenham tickets set to cost an incredible £195 (R3 225).

The All Blacks, the world's No 1-ranked side, will face an England side - ranked second - for the first time in four years when they clash on Saturday, December 10, 2018 in London.

A family of four wishing to watch the All Blacks Test in the premium seating area would have to pay "a shade under £800 (R13 000)," a report in the Daily Mail said.

England's Rugby Football Union (RFU) has defended the ticket prices.

"We haven't yet finalised ticket pricing for the 2018/19 season, including the England v New Zealand game, which is our prime fixture next season," a RFU spokesperson said.

"We always have a range of prices at Twickenham, and the top price is typically paid by no more than 10 percent of the fans.

"At the England v Wales (Six Nations) match on Saturday - where demand massively exceeded supply - our ticket prices started at £41 (R680), which is highly competitive.

The Daily Mail noted that Wales charged £100 (R1 650) for top tickets to the All Blacks Test last November and were accused of profiteering.

"Yet the RFU are poised to nearly double that figure in the knowledge that the law of supply and demand is in their favour. They could sell out the stadium several times over, even at such high prices," the report said.

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