You may as well forget about getting tickets to Ireland's Grand Slam decider with England 9 months ago

You may as well forget about getting tickets to Ireland's Grand Slam decider with England

Unless you're willing to spend a packet...

The English Rugby Football Union have issued a warning to fans hoping to scoop tickets for Ireland's big game with England in Twickenham this weekend.

A number of tickets have become available on third-party sites like Viagogo and Stubhub offering people the chance to buy tickets to the potentially historic game at vastly inflated prices.

Tickets are selling for over €900 at the cheapest prices and are rising as high as €5,000 in some cases.

"If you buy tickets or hospitality from a party who is not authorised by the RFU to sell them, you risk being denied entry with an invalid tickets or not receiving a ticket/hospitality at all," read a statement on the RFU's website.

"The RFU takes the issue of black-market tickets very seriously and is doing everything in its power to curtail the activities of unofficial sales through street touting, unauthorised ticket agencies/corporate hospitality providers, as well as internet sites such as Viagogo, eBay, Seatwave and Get Me In.

"Selling tickets through secondary sites at inflated prices is against the RFU terms and conditions."