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 in November 2018. Tickets for the matches (vs South Africa, New Zealand, Japan and Australia) are not currently on general sale.
When tickets do go on sale, priority is usually given to 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 remaining tickets are sold via the RFU's official eTicketing website.
Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU): Ireland have not yet confirmed their opponents for the Autumn Internationals in November 2018, and tickets are not currently on general sale.
When tickets do go on sale, priority is usually given to Irish rugby clubs and schools affiliated to the IRFU for 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.
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.
The SRU has indicated that tickets for the autumn fixtures will go on sale in late spring/early summer.
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 the general sale begins.
Welsh Rugby Union (WRU): Wales have not yet confirmed the full schedule for their Under Armour Series in November 2018. An opening match against Scotland is the only fixture to be confirmed so far.
The WRU has indicated that tickets for the autumn fixtures will go on sale via Welsh rugby clubs in late March and the remaining three fixtures will be announced shortly.
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 the general sale begins.
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 total cost of tickets before you confirm any purchase.