How to Buy Autumn International Rugby Tickets
Tickets for the Autumn International rugby matches are, generally speaking, easier to obtain than tickets to Six Nations rugby matches. Most rugby unions will allocate a large number of seats for sale to the general public, so it is usually possible to purchase tickets without having to be a member of a rugby club or an affiliated organisation.
The only exception to this general rule of thumb is any rugby match involving New Zealand. Tickets for Autumn International rugby matches that involve New Zealand will, almost always, sell out because everyone wants to see their team take on the mighty All Blacks. Northern hemisphere teams rarely beat the All Blacks, which makes it all the more exciting to see your national team play them. Irish rugby fans were lucky enough to see their team to beat New Zealand in 2016, but it doesn't happen very often!
Where can I purchase Autumn International tickets?
A variety of sales channels is employed by the four home unions to sell Autumn International rugby tickets, as explained in the guide below:
Rugby Football Union (RFU): England will play four Autumn Internationals at Twickenham Stadium during the Quilter Internationals series in November 2018.
Tickets for the England v Japan match (17 Nov) went on general sale on Friday 17th August, priced from £30 (Cat 4) to £70 (Premium) plus booking fees:
A limited number of tickets for the England v South Africa match (3 Nov) went on general sale on Friday 12th October, priced from £80 (Cat 3) to £132 (Premium) plus booking fees:
Tickets for the other matches (vs New Zealand and Australia) are not currently on general sale. See the following pages for further details:
- England v New Zealand - Check availability of tickets >>
- England v Australia - Check availability of tickets >>
Priority is usually given to debenture holders, English rugby clubs and schools affiliated to the RFU for 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 any public sale via the RFU's official eTicketing website.
Barbarians FC: The Barbarians will take on Argentina at Twickenham on Saturday 1st December in the annual Killik Cup match. Tickets for the Barbarians v Argentina match went on general sale on Thursday 31st May via the Ticketmaster.co.uk website. See the following page for further details:
Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU): Ireland have confirmed a fixture against Italy in Chicago as part of The Rugby Weekend on 3rd November 2018. Tickets for this fixture went on general sale on Monday 21st May via the Ticketmaster.com website.
Ireland will also play three home matches (vs Argentina, New Zealand and USA) during the Guinness Series in November 2018. Tickets for the home fixtures went on general sale at 10am on Friday 29th June. See the following pages for further details on ticket prices:
- Ireland v Argentina - Tickets from €25 (Cat 4) to €95 (Premium) >>
- Ireland v New Zealand - Tickets from €55 (Cat 4) to €135 (Premium) >>
- Ireland v USA - Tickets from €15 (Cat 4) to €55 (Premium) >>
Please note that tickets for the Ireland v New Zealand match sold out through distribution to rugby clubs and the Irish Rugby Supporters Club before a general sale was possible.
A range of multi-game packages will also be available via the Ticketmaster.ie website.
Scottish Rugby Union (SRU): Scotland will play four Autumn Internationals in November 2018. The opening fixture (vs Wales) will be played at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, whilst the remaining three fixtures (vs Fiji, South Africa and Argentina) will be played at the BT Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh.
Tickets for the three home autumn tests went on general sale on Wednesday 4th July. See the following pages for further details:
- Scotland v Fiji - Tickets from £16 (Bronze) to £38 (Platinum) >>
- Scotland v South Africa - Tickets from £27 (Bronze) to £72 (Platinum) >>
- Scotland v Argentina - Tickets from £22 (Bronze) to £64 (Platinum) >>
Ticket information for the Wales v Scotland autumn international match can be found below...
Welsh Rugby Union (WRU): Wales will play four Autumn International matches at the Principality Stadium during the Under Amour Series in November 2018. Tickets for the matches (vs Scotland, Australia, Tonga and South Africa) went on general sale on Friday 25th May. See the following pages for further details:
- Wales v Scotland - Tickets from £25 (Cat E) to £75 (Cat A) >>
- Wales v Australia - Tickets from £25 (Cat E) to £75 (Cat A) >>
- Wales v Tonga - Tickets from £10 (Cat E) to £35 (Cat A) >>
- Wales v South Africa - Tickets from £25 (Cat E) to £75 (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 Autumn International 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 the Autumn International 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 terms and total cost of tickets before you confirm any purchase.