Buying 6 Nations tickets isn’t easy. There’s no central 6 nations ticket exchange. Instead, each nation’s rugby union get to decide how the tickets are split and sold. Here we’ll take you through how you can get 6 Nations tickets on a nation by nation basis.
Invariably, the big games with the biggest rivalries will be the hardest games to get tickets to. England’s RFU, for example, will be able to sell tickets to this year’s England vs Ireland and England vs Wales game three times over. Despite Twickenham’s huge capacity of 82,000.
Below you’ll find a nation-by-nation guide on how you can buy 6 Nations tickets.
How to buy England 6 Nations tickets
England sells its 6 Nations tickets in multiple tiers. The first batch of tickets goes to Twickenham’s long-standing debenture holders. After that tickets are offered to RFU clubs, Season Ticket holders of Premiership rugby teams and schools that are affiliated with the RFU.
The remaining tickets are then offered to England Rugby Club supporters usually a couple of months before the opening fixture. Traditionally this has been on a first come, first serve basis. But this year the RFU is running a ballot instead. Any remaining tickets are then offered to the general public.
How to buy Wales 6 Nations tickets
The official way to buy tickets for any Welsh home game in the 6 nations is via the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) website, www.wru.co.uk which in turn will take you to their official www.eticketing.co.uk/principalitystadium/ which is powered by Ticketmaster.
The WRU also have their own official re-sell tickets website, which is run by Seatwave www.seatwave.com/wales-rugby-tickets/season. You can guarantee they are genuine match tickets but the price for the ticket is still set by the individual seller.
Finally, there are completely unattached ticket exchange websites such as Viagogo.co.uk and www.stubhub.co.uk. These offer a great way to get your hands on a ticket if official ones are already sold out.
How to buy Scotland 6 Nations tickets
There are four different ways officially to buy tickets for any home game for Scotland at BT Murrayfield, the most common way is online, followed by either over the phone (0131 346 5160) via email or in person. As BT Murrayfield is only hosting two 6 nations games in 2018 and one being against the Auld Enemy, it is likely to be limited to two tickets per application and the only way to get tickets is online.
While other Rugby Unions shy away from ticket exchange sites, Viagogo.co.uk is an actual official partner of Scottish Rugby Union and advertises them as the ‘world’s largest ticket marketplace’.
As well as Viagogo.co.uk, you can also buy tickets via StubHub and Seatwave. All three sites are currently selling tickets to all 6 Nations games.
How to buy Ireland 6 Nations tickets
Ireland sells its home 6 Nations tickets in a traditional way. First, the priority goes to school and individual rugby clubs based in the Republic and Northern Ireland. Remaining tickets are then offered to members of the Irish Rugby Supporters Club. If there are any tickets left over they are then made available to the general public via the Ticketmaster.ie site.
While not officially sanctioned by the IRFU, fans can also buy tickets from third-party ticket exchanges such as Viagogo.co.uk. Expect to pay a premium on these sites as prices are often inflated.
How to buy France 6 Nations tickets
Buying tickets for France’s home matches is more straightforward. Simply sign up to the FFR’s official ticketing website and purchase your tickets on a first come first served basis.
As per, if all tickets on the FFR site are sold out, fans can buy tickets from third-party sites such as Viagogo.co.uk.
See also 6 Nations fixtures 2018.