Six Nations 2015 tickets: Demand reaches new heights

Demand for tickets for this year's Six Nations is at an all time high, according to data gathered by viagogo

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The Six Nations kicks off on Friday Photo: Handout

With Wales v England set to to kick-off this year’s Six Nations on Friday, viagogo has highlighted the key tournament ticketing trends it has seen so far.

In the week running up to the opening match, the online ticket marketplace has seen demand nearly double as excitement builds – and there are still bargain tickets to be had.

Most popular tickets

The most popular Six Nations matches, based on ticket searches on viagogo’s 55 global websites, are:

Wales vs England (6 Feb, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff)

Ireland vs France (14 Feb, Aviva Stadium, Dublin)

England vs Scotland (14 March, Twickenham Stadium, London)

Italy vs Ireland (7 Feb, Stadio Olimpico, Rome)

Scotland vs Wales (15 Feb, BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh)

The popularity of Six Nations matches seems to mirror the groups for the Rugby World Cup, with England and Wales in one group and France, Ireland and Italy in another.

Scotland’s impressive performance over the past 12 months has also seen Scottish matches shoot up the rankings, with searches up 167% compared to 2014.

Best value tickets

The best bargains on viagogo’s site are currently:

Italy vs Ireland from £14 (7 Feb, Stadio Olimpico, Rome)

Italy vs Wales from £16 (21 March, Stadio Olimpico, Rome)

Italy vs France from £16 (15 March, Stadio Olimpico, Rome)

Scotland vs Wales from £18 (15 Feb, BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh)

Scotland vs Italy from £20 (28 Feb, BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh)

Rome is currently the best value destination for Six Nations matches and viagogo is seeing Irish fans snapping up tickets from £14 to see their team play Italy in Rome, rather than £89 to see Ireland vs France at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium.

A viagogo spokesperson commented: “The RBS Six Nations is always one of the highlights of the sporting calendar but the excitement is even greater this year because fans are seeing it as a warm up for the Rugby World Cup. The most popular matches are previews of clashes that will happen later this year.

“We are also seeing more cross-border demand for the RBS Six Nations than ever before, driven by the fact it’s often cheaper to watch your team play away rather than at home, even with the travel costs.”

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