Wednesday 21 March 2018

Green light for single-match rugby tickets

Michael McHale

RUGBY bosses have performed a second U-turn on the selling of tickets for their autumn internationals in less than a week -- as it emerged that some tickets would be made available for individual matches.

The IRFU announced last month that tickets for November's matches in the Aviva Stadium -- against New Zealand, South Africa, Argentina and Samoa -- would only be sold in a four-game €340 package, refusing fans the option of paying for individual ties.

That sparked a public outcry and subsequent climbdown, with the IRFU stating last Monday that two twin-match packages would be made available.

Yesterday, it was revealed that single-game tickets would be available for the tests against Argentina and Samoa -- but only online to the Irish Rugby Supporters' Club from September 28.

Members will be able to buy a single ticket for the Argentina game for €95, or pay €50 to see Samoa.

The twin-ticket packages for the New Zealand and Argentina games (€190), and the South Africa and Samoa games (€150) will also be available.

Irish Rugby Players' Union head Niall Woods, who had criticised the IRFU for the high prices, welcomed the latest move.

Irish Independent

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