The Supreme Court in London dismissed an appeal by Viagogo against an order forcing it to reveal the names of people who had used its website to sell on tickets for autumn internationals in 2010 and Six Nations games in 2011. While a number of sporting bodies and clubs have agreed partnerships with services such as Viagogo, the RFU has claimed that it is the first national governing body to take action of this kind as part of its efforts to seek to ensure genuine fans are able to afford to purchase tickets.
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