Following a survey of the North Terrace by the IRFU's Consulting Engineers, the Irish Rugby Football Union has been advised that the North Terrace at Lansdowne Road has again been declared out of use, for safety reasons, for the forthcoming permanent tsb internationals against Australia on Saturday, November 19 and against Romania on Saturday week, November 26.
As a consequence, ticket holders will NOT be able to gain access to the North Terrace for these games and are therefore asked not to travel to Lansdowne Road.
Full ticket refunds will be made available, by means of the structures already in place for North Terrace ticket holders for last Saturday's Test between Ireland and New Zealand. Further notices will be put in national media.
The IRFU regrets that the remedial work they have been advised is necessary on a section of the North Terrace, cannot be completed in time for the games against Australia and Romania. Once more, the IRFU apologies to North Terrace ticket holders for the disappointment caused but the safety of our patrons must take priority in these circumstances.
The IRFU also states that, because the Ireland-Australia games is a sell out, it is not possible to accommodate North Terrace ticket holders elsewhere in the ground.
The North Goal Line area, immediately in front of the North Terrace, is not affected and ticket holders for those seats will again gain access by the stated routes indicated on tickets.
All North Terrace ticket refunds will be issued through the following means:
**Tickets issued by RUGBY CLUBS**
International match tickets are issued by the IRFU to the Provincial Branches in Ulster, Munster, Leinster and Connacht, who in turn distribute these tickets to the Clubs. Each IRFU Provincial Branch will refund tickets directly to the clubs who will then issue the ticket refund to club members.
**Tickets issued through ARU (Australian Rugby Union)**
Tickets issued to members of the public through the Australian Rugby Union will be refunded directly by the ARU.
**Tickets bought on www.irishrugby.ie**
Members of the public who bought tickets through the IRFU website, www.irishrugby.ie, will be refunded to the full value of the package and booking fee - directly to each North Terrace ticket holder's credit card.