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 Wales and Scotland v England, 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 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...
Tickets are available to debenture holders from Tuesday 8th August. See the following pages on the RFU's official eTicketing website for further details:
- England v Wales - Tickets available to debenture holders >>
- England v Ireland - Tickets available to debenture holders >>
It is likely that tickets will also be sold via a ballot for members of the England Rugby Club First XV later in the year.
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 Supporters Club, before any remaining are sold via the Ticketmaster.ie website.
Italian Rugby Federation (FIR): Tickets for Italy's two home matches in the 2018 Six Nations Championship (vs England and Scotland) went on sale on Wednesday 28th June via the Italian ticketing website TicketOne.it. Follow the links below for further details:
- Italy v England - Tickets from €30.00 (Curve) to €90.00 (Monte Mario Top) >>
- Italy v Scotland - Tickets from €30.00 (Curve) to €90.00 (Monte Mario Top) >>
See also Ticket.Federugby.it for official information about Italy's Six Nations ticket sales.
It is expected that tickets will go on sale later in the year (possibly in November) via the Scottish Rugby eTicketing website. In previous years, members of the Scotland Supporters Club have been offered an exclusive pre-sale window before a public ballot is opened for any remaining tickets.
As Scottish Rugby's Secondary Ticketing Partner, Viagogo also provides supporters with a secure and guaranteed online platform on which to safely buy and sell tickets for Scotland's home games.
Tickets are expected to go on sale to members of the WRU Supporters Club on Tuesday 5th December. Remaining tickets will then go on general sale a few days later on Friday 8th December. Tickets will be sold via the WRU's official eTicketing website. See the following pages for further details:
- Wales v Scotland - Tickets from £40 (Cat E) to £95 (Cat A) >>
- Wales v Italy - Tickets from £30 (Cat E) to £75 (Cat A) >>
- Wales v France - Tickets from £40 (Cat E) to £95 (Cat A) >>
The official WRU Resale Marketplace Seatwave also provides supporters with a secure and guaranteed online platform on which to safely buy and sell tickets for Wales' home games.
Can Six Nations 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. There are four major online ticket exchanges that operate in the UK and they are: SeatWave.com, GetMeIn.com, StubHub.co.uk and Viagogo.co.uk.
Seatwave is the official resale marketplace for tickets from the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU).
Viagogo is the official secondary ticketing partner for the Scottish Rugby Union (SRU).
All four online ticket exchanges sell tickets to Six Nations rugby matches, and they all guarantee that the tickets will be genuine or you will receive comparable replacements or a full 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 total cost of tickets before you confirm any purchase.