At the time of writing, there are 184 tickets priced at about £170 each for sale on the Viagogo ticketing site for this Saturday’s Six Nations match between England and Italy at Twickenham.

There are another 100 or so tickets selling for more than a £1000 each for the big beast of a match between England and Scotland on the following Saturday. For rugby fans, desperate to watch England thrash the Italians and Scots – sorry Ed – those prices sound fair game.

But here’s the problem. Fans who have bought their tickets on Viagogo – or other sites such as StubHub – may be risking their money for nothing and may not be allowed into the stadium.

This is the official statement from the Rugby Football Union: “We are urging fans not to risk their money or potentially being refused entry by using either unauthorised re-selling platforms or buying tickets and hospitality through unofficial means.”