Australia v IrelandIs the upcoming Rugby World Cup in New Zealand the most expensive sporting event ever? One of the discount sites – Getaway Deals – is offering two Category B tickets to the Australia v Ireland match, some corporate hospitality and two nights room-only at the Langham Hotel in Auckland for …. wait for it ….. $3747! No airfares or transport.

So is the RWC a rip-off? I think so. Do the math. The Langham is charging $405 a night through this period, ergo punters are being hit around $1500 per ticket and some corporate hospitality. Holiday in Greece anyone?

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