Scottish Rugby News and Opinion


SRU Makes Swift Change To Match Day Ticketing Policy

Tickets on sale on match days. Woohoo, I hear you cry!

Ahead of Scotland’s EMC Test against Ireland at Murrayfield this Saturday, sales of tickets have now reached around the 20,000 mark. To ensure all supporters have an opportunity to come along to Murrayfield to back the team ahead of the IRB Rugby World Cup in New Zealand, tickets will be available for purchase on the day of the match in addition to the usual pre-booking avenues. So never mind that it is on TV, get on down!

Tickets on match day will be available to purchase through three channels:

  • Online – until 12noon v Ireland and 3pm v Italy
  • 24 hour hotline- 0844 335 3933 until 12noon v Ireland and 3pm v Italy
  • Or in person by cash or credit card at specially designated ticket sales outlets located in front of Murrayfield Stadium, off Roseburn Street from 9am until kick-off. 

Dominic McKay, Scottish Rugby’s Director of Communications and Public Affairs, said:

“We very much look forward to welcoming all supporters to Murrayfield next Saturday and again on Saturday 20 August when we face Italy, ahead of the team departing for the IRB Rugby World Cup.

“Having reviewed our ticketing policy, we have decided to trial match day ticket sales for our two EMC Tests against Ireland and Italy.

“Following the two games we will evaluate the effectiveness of match-day ticket sales and will seek the views of our supporters and stakeholders on this issue.

“The national squad and everyone at Scottish Rugby greatly appreciate the continued and loyal support the team receives.

“With tickets on sale now, I would encourage fans to buy in advance however facilities will be in place at Murrayfield to ensure that everyone who wants to come to support Scotland can do so this Saturday and also for the game against Italy.”

The price of tickets for advance sales starts from £10 for adults and £5 for under 18s and students. Adult tickets bought in person at the Stadium on match day will cost £15, while the price for under 18s and students remains at £5. (The premium for adult tickets bought in person on the day reflects the additional cost involved in providing this service.)

Adult tickets purchased online or by telephone on match day will cost £10, while the price for under 18s and students remains at £5 (plus booking fees) and this facility will be open until 12noon on Saturday 6 August (v Ireland) and 3pm on Saturday 20 August (v Italy).

Collections for all pre-purchased tickets will be via the Scottish Rugby Ticket Centre.

If supporters have any queries regarding match day activity please visit the FAQ page on

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