The Rugby Football League has asked eBay to pull listings for tickets for the Challenge Cup final on August 25th. The RFL’s communications manager Craig Spence has said “The terms and conditions for all our match tickets state that they cannot be resold. We’re informing them that unless they remove their tickets from sale we will make their tickets void and they will not be entitled to a refund.” It seems that eBay have been busy this morning: from the “hundreds” of tickets the Guardian quotes as available, at the time of writing just seven pairs of tickets are listed, though bidding is hot on all of them.
The final is the first rugby league match to take place at Wembley since 1999 after the stadium finally reopened earlier this year. St. Helens will face Catalans Dragons, the first foreign team to make it to the cup final.