Dear Richmond Member
Please note, in order to enter the ticket draw for any matches you must be a fully paid up single adult/head of family member of the Club for 2018/19 (i.e 1 application only per family), which means that individual Mini and Junior playing members are unable to apply for Twickenham tickets. If your subs are outstanding, regrettably your applications will not be considered.
Unfortunately we were let down by one member in the 6 Nations this season who posted the tickets, which were allocated to him, for sale on StubHub. The RFU consequently cancelled the tickets and he was sanctioned by the Club. Consequently you are reminded that you must comply with the Terms & Conditions for ticketing which are available on the website under Membership/Twickenham Tickets and for any application you make you are deemed to have read these T&Cs. In particular, reselling on the secondary market is forbidden and you are also reminded that selling to unknown individuals is equally dangerous as should they fall into the hands of touts, we run the risk of losing some or all of our ticketing rights. This would seriously impact our financial position. Our policy is that should you no longer be able to use your tickets then you must offer them back to the club for use by other members. I am usually able to find another buyer but I charge an additional admin fee for doing so. For full Terms & Conditions, download the PDF by clicking here
The RFU have recently changed the ticket allocation policy. The club receives a finite initial number of tickets for higher category matches at a lower ‘Entitlement Price’ but has the opportunity to buy at a higher ‘Standard Price’ through the ticket exchange. The exchange has been set up to allow clubs to raise funds by selling tickets which they have previously sold at a premium to Licensed Hospitality companies as the latter will now receive tickets directly from the RFU only. Richmond has never sold to Licensed Hospitality companies as we are seldom able to satisfy the demand of members and sponsors. The prices vary with each match but as an example below for England v New Zealand are based on the Standard Prices and include the £8 handling charge:
Premium: £203 (none available in the initial allocation)
Cat 1: £169
Cat 2: £143
Cat 3: £118
Cat 4: £83
Those allocated tickets at the lower price will receive a refund – £24 for Cat 1, £20 for Cat 2, £15 for Cat 3 and £5 for Cat 4 per ticket. These amounts vary according to the fixture.
For the Autumn 2018 series the Club is able to buy as many tickets as we like for England v Japan on 17th November and consequently there is no restriction in terms of the number of tickets for which you can apply.
For the matches against South Africa on 3rd November, New Zealand on 10th November and Australia on 24th November we are restricted to a finite number of tickets at the Entitlement Price. Consequently there will be a restriction of 2 tickets per member for New Zealand and 4 for South Africa and Australia. However please be aware that the club admin charge is non-refundable.
A ticket draw then takes place about 3-4 weeks before each match other than those matches for which we can apply for as many tickets as we like. Refunds are issued to unlucky applicants and those issued lower category tickets than for which they applied. The refunds are paid by BACS after the end of the relevant series in case we are able to make late purchases through the ticket exchange. If you no longer wish to be considered for late allocations, it is important to know, as I will buy as many tickets as possible from the ticket exchange to satisfy demand as additional tickets become available by and by. This avoids the Club being left with tickets for which there are no buyers and you will be expected to honour your application should you not inform me.
During the Autumn, email invitations to apply for the 2019 6 Nations games will be sent out. The home matches are as follows:
Sun 10th February 2019 - England v France
Sat 9th March 2019 - England v Italy
Sat 16th March 2019 - England v Scotland
We prefer to receive payment by internet banking and I will send instructions for payment with my acknowledgement email.
If you need to send a cheque, to assist in keeping the admin time down, please remember that one cheque only should be sent to cover multiple applications. Please don’t send a separate cheque per match. This will also save you and the Club bank charges.
If you have any queries, please use the e-mail link below, or click this link to the FAQ's PDF page. Finally it has to be said that the RFU ticket allocation to the Club is relatively small and hence we always receive more applications than tickets, so it really is the ‘luck of the draw'. This is particularly true for 6 Nations matches, for which you are restricted to applying for 4 tickets only (2 only last season), other than for Italy. In recent years we have been successful in obtaining additional allocations for the Autumn series and hence you may apply for as many tickets as you would like but you should be aware that, in the event of over-subscription a ballot for pairs of tickets initially will be held.