Rugby Championship - the Southern Hemisphere's best
You won't find a more fiercely contested rugby championship anywhere in the world! As always, Rugby Championship tickets are in high demand as Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa once again battle it out for the chance to be crowned kings of Southern Hemisphere rugby union. With that in mind, make sure you buy your Rugby Championship tickets quickly to avoid disappointment. Sellers should also take advantage of our online e-ticket platform and sell any spare tickets.
The Rugby Championship format
Originally “The Tri-Nations Tournament”, the contest was held annually between South Africa's Springboks, New Zealand's All Blacks and Australia's Wallabies. The inclusion of Argentina’s Los Pumas in 2012 prompted the name change. Along with the Six Nations, it is one of the pre-eminent annual rugby union tournaments in the world. The first Tri-Nations tournament was held in 1996 and was won by New Zealand. Now re-branded as the Rugby Championship, teams play each other in a round robin format, both home and away. As you can imagine, the distances that the teams travel is staggering - Buenos Aire and Sydney are over 11,000 kilometres apart! While Cape Town and Auckland are just as distant. If you are looking to buy Rugby Championship tickets, it's best to choose where to watch the matches as you may be faced with a hefty airline ticket otherwise!
Who will be crowned Rugby Championship champions in 2018?
In recent years, Australia and New Zealand have taken championship victories but with Argentina's continued development and South Africa seeking former glories, the Rugby Championship is as competitive as ever! Since 2012, The All Blacks have won five, including the 2017 trophy, and the Wallabies once. What will 2018 have in store? Get 2018 Rugby Championship tickets today.
Of course, while each team’s main concern lies with winning the Rugby Championship, there are a number of trophies contested within the Championship! Special trophies such as the Bledisloe Cup between Australia and New Zealand, the Freedom Cup between New Zealand and South Africa and the Mandela Challenge Plate between Australia and South Africa all hold a certain level of reverence for each team, and while a team may not win the Rugby Championship, there’s still solace in winning one of the special trophies that pepper this amazing event, or simply beating your arch-rival! So don’t miss the chance to witness some of the world’s Rugby Union giants clash, live and in person! Buy your Rugby Championship tickets here at StubHub!