viagogo Gambles on England’s Number Ten

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viagogo (, Europe's leading ticket marketplace, has teamed up with Ireland's biggest bookmaker Paddy Power and has today announced that if the England Number 10 scores a full house (Try, Drop Goal, Conversion and Penalty) against Ireland during the Six Nations, all fans who bought their tickets on viagogo will receive a full refund.

With Ireland unbeaten in 2009 and tipped to win the tournament this year, viagogo has seen unprecedented demand for the tie at Twickenham on February 27th. This fixture last took place on St. Patrick’s Day in 2008 and consistently sees the highest prices paid on the secondary market. This year is no different with fans already paying up to £450 a ticket.

If the Number 10, widely expected to be England World Cup star Johnny Wilkinson, scores a full house, all fans that purchased tickets to the game on viagogo from January 1st 2010 onwards will receive a full refund for their purchase. To put this into perspective, if viagogo had refunded tickets sold for last year’s game it would have cost the company over £750,000.

Ed Parkinson, viagogo UK director, said: “If Johnny plays, there is a very real chance that customers could see their tickets refunded. It could well be a double celebration for England fans: they not only get to be part of the action on the day itself but if they get their money back, they might well be able to stand an extra round in the pub to celebrate!”

Paddy Power said, “On paper Ireland is the favourite for this fixture but England will be very fired up for the game. It is not often a fly half scores all four ways, but Jonny Wilkinson is more than capable when he is on form…This money back guarantee will make the game even more of a nail biter for fans who bought their tickets on viagogo.”

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