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 England v Ireland, 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...


England

Rugby Football Union (RFU): Tickets for England's two home matches in the 2018 Six Nations Championship (vs Wales and Ireland) are not currently on general sale.

See the following pages on the RFU's official eTicketing website for further details:

A ticket ballot for members of the England Rugby Club First XV opened on Monday 18th December.



France

French Rugby Federation (FFR): France will play three home matches in the 2018 Six Nations Championship (vs Ireland, Italy and England). The Ireland and England matches will be played at Stade de France in Paris, whilst the Italy match will be played at the Orange Vélodrome in Marseille.

Tickets for all three matches are on sale now via the FFR's official ticketing website. See the following pages for further details:



Ireland

Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU): Ireland will play three home matches in the 2018 Six Nations Championship (vs Italy, Wales and Scotland). Tickets for the Italy match went on general sale on Thursday 14th December. Tickets for the Wales and Scotland matches went on general sale on Thursday 21st December. See the following pages on the Ticketmaster.ie website for further details:



Italy

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:

Tickets should be purchased using the [email protected] ([email protected]) option as there is no collection available at the stadium on the day of each match.

See also Ticket.Federugby.it for official information about Italy's Six Nations ticket sales.



Scotland

Scottish Rugby Union (SRU): Scotland will play two home matches in the 2018 Six Nations Championship (vs France and England). Remaining tickets for the Scotland v France match went on general sale on Tuesday 23rd January. A limited number of tickets for the Scotland v England match went on general sale on Tuesday 30th January. See the following pages for further details:



Wales

Welsh Rugby Union (WRU): Wales will play three home matches in the 2018 Six Nations Championship (vs Scotland, Italy and France). Tickets for the Italy and France matches went on general sale on Friday 8th December. Tickets for the Scotland match sold out before a general sale was possible. See the following pages on the WRU's official eTicketing website for further details:

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).

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.