Investigation launched as tickets for sold-out French Six Nations game 'lost in transit'
The IRFU says An Post is launching an investigation and warned of fans not to buy tickets for the sold-out French Six Nations encounter after 144 tickets have been reported missing.
Tickets destined for clubs throughout the country have been "lost in transit" and the Union has been forced to re-issue tickets following the debacle.
With Joe Schmidt's side entering the competition as reigning champions and just two home ties in this year's Six Nations, demand for tickets for the games against England and France was intense.
Ireland travel to Italy for their opening fixture of the competition before hosting France the following week at the Aviva in what is a sell-out fixture.
Today the IRFU has issued a statement to fans not to buy tickets from unofficial sellers after 144 tickets destined for Irish clubs were lost in transit.
"The Union will now cancel and re-issue the tickets to clubs and advised that any person arriving at the AVIVA with a cancelled ticket will not gain entry to the stadium," the statement read.
"An Post is investigating this issue as a matter of urgency."