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London, 8 October 2008

England's shock victory over Australia in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals sent fans scrambling to secure tickets for next week's semi-finals in Paris, according to ticketing experts GET ME IN!.

Many observers had discounted the defending World Cup champions chances of success in France, leading to lower than expected prices for tickets in the secondary market. But with Saturday's victory over the Wallabies, a repeat of the result from the 2003 final, demand and prices for tickets suddenly shot up.

Market prices for tickets to the semi-final involving England have spiked from an average of just under £250 per ticket before the match to over £400 per tickets after the England victory was sealed, based on statistics from GET ME IN!, the largest open marketplace dedicated to tickets in the UK and Europe.

Tickets for the semi-finals and final have been 'sold out' since last November, and marketplaces like GET ME IN! (www.getmein.com) provide the only safe and trusted way for fans to buy and sell tickets as the tournament has progressed.

"We've seen a surge in demand for tickets from England fans today," said a spokesman for GET ME IN! "We've also seen a steady increase of supply, possibly from disappointed Aussie fans who are headed home."

So far, prices for the final in two weeks have been unaffected, but if England's good form continues, prices might shoot past the £1,000 per ticket for some of the better seats in the Stade de France.

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