Rugby World Cup 2015: England v Australia tickets fetching £4,000

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The price tag beats the previous record set for a non-final sporting event (Source: Getty)

Tickets for England's pivotal Rugby World Cup match against Australia on Saturday are fetching a record £4,000 apiece on the re-sale market.

The price is a record for seats at any match other than a final, not just in rugby union but across all sports, says re-sale platform Viagogo, where the tickets were sold.

England almost certainly have to beat the Wallabies in the Pool A showdown at Twickenham to avoid becoming the first hosts of the tournament to be eliminated at the group stage.

Rugby fans are so desperate to see it that the re-sale price for the must-win fixture is curently higher than for seats at the competition's final.

The £4,000 price tag also beats the previous record for a non-final sporting event re-sold on the same platform: tickets for Andy Murray's 2013 Wimbledon semi-final, which fetched £2,800 each.

“This is the highest price ever paid for any non-final sports event, even outstripping prices for the final, suggesting fans are desperate to see what could be the greatest rugby game in recent history," said a Viagogo spokesperson.

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