How to buy Six Nations rugby tickets
Obtaining tickets to Six Nations rugby matches can be difficult because demand will often outstrip supply. Big matches, such as England v Ireland and England v Wales, will effectively be sold out months in advance, leaving many fans with little chance of securing a ticket.
Each rugby union will distribute a large number of tickets among its members, clubs and affiliated schools. Club rugby supporters, particularly season ticket holders, are then offered the opportunity to buy a ticket to see their national team.
Some rugby unions also issue debentures, which enable fans to buy the rights to obtain a ticket in their home stadium. The Welsh Rugby Union, for example, has around 20,000 debenture holders at the Principality Stadium.
Tickets also end up going to corporate sponsors as the unions undertake their obligations to them.
Are any Six Nations rugby tickets available to the general public?
Yes, however, the availability of tickets varies greatly depending on which match you are hoping to see. The six rugby unions each use different sales channels to distribute their tickets, as explained below...
When tickets do go on sale, priority is usually given to debenture holders, English rugby clubs and schools affiliated to the RFU for Six Nations ticket applications. If any tickets then remain, the RFU has previously indicated that tickets will be offered to members of the England Rugby Club First XV before they are sold via the England Rugby Official Ticketing website.
When tickets do go on sale they are likely to be sold via the FFR's Official Ticketing website.
When tickets do go on sale, priority is usually given to Irish rugby clubs and schools affiliated to the IRFU for Six Nations ticket applications. If any tickets then remain, the IRFU has previously indicated that tickets will be offered to members of the Irish Rugby Official Supporters Club before they are sold via the Ticketmaster.ie website.
See also Ticket.Federugby.it for official information about Italy's Six Nations ticket sales.
When tickets do go on sale, they are likely to be sold via the Scottish Rugby Online Ticket Centre. In previous years, members of the Scotland Supporters Club have been offered an exclusive pre-sale window before tickets go on general sale.
When tickets do go on sale, they are likely to be sold via the WRU's Official Online Ticket Office. In previous years, members of the WRU Supporters Club have been offered an exclusive pre-sale window before tickets go on general sale.
Can Six Nations rugby tickets be purchased anywhere else?
Yes, tickets are likely to be re-sold at online ticket exchanges. Ticket exchanges offer fans the chance to buy and re-sell tickets to International rugby matches (even those that are sold-out) in a safe and secure environment. Following the closure of Seatwave and GetMeIn in late 2018, there are now only two major online ticket exchanges that operate in the UK and they are: StubHub.co.uk and Viagogo.co.uk.
Both StubHub and Viagogo guarantee that you will receive valid tickets in time for your event, or you will receive comparable replacements or a refund. To check the price and availability of tickets at each of these online ticket exchanges, please click on the banners below:
Please Note: Ticket exchanges operate in the secondary market, where tickets may be bought and sold for above or below face value. Tickets may also be subject to booking, delivery and other fees. Please ensure that you are aware of the terms and total cost of tickets before you confirm any purchase.