At least half of Twickenham Stadium’s 82,000 international match tickets are sold within the game, to those involved in rugby and who underpin the success of the sport. For many access to tickets is a privilege.
The remainder of the tickets are sold via the official England Rugby Hospitality and England Rugby Travel businesses or to RFU Debenture Holders and the members of the England Rugby Club First XV. These are the only official ways to purchase tickets for the England Men’s Senior Team matches. The RFU has no relationship with, and does not benefit from or endorse, any secondary ticketing or hospitality resale services.
All Twickenham ticketing revenue is needed to support the ongoing investment into rugby at all levels, so rugby itself loses if tickets are misused. Any individual, club or rugby organisation found to have done this, risks losing the right to buy tickets.
All of those entitled to buy tickets because of their rugby status are reminded that sanctions for misuse of international match tickets apply, including the cancellation tickets and the suspension of the entitlement to access tickets in the future.
If it is suspected that tickets have been misused, this will be investigated by the RFU. Unofficial secondary seller websites are monitored and sanctions may be applied in line with guidelines set out, here.
Anyone found to be misusing tickets runs the risk of preventing their rugby club or rugby colleagues from buying tickets to watch England at Twickenham.
“At the very core of the RFU’s constitution is the commitment to reward those who play, support and volunteer in rugby week in and week out, which is why at least 50% of the stadium’s 82,000 tickets for every international are made available to those that do,” said an RFU spokesperson.
“If these tickets are misused, in breach of the terms and conditions, the RFU will take action and the publication of the sanctions makes that process transparent. All ticketing profits are reinvested in the game so we are urging people not to misuse their tickets.”