NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Rugby is one of the most popular sports in the world, making it no wonder its most demanded events are international contests. On the secondary ticket market, the rugby events that garner the most demand are the Autumn Internationals, the Six Nations Championship and the World Cup. While the scale of each event differs, there has been a consistently high demand on the secondary market through the tournaments.
The biggest event of the three is the Rugby World Cup, which will be held from September to October of 2015. According to European ticket reseller Ticketbis, the average price for World Cup tickets is currently €465, or $577.67. The 2015 World Cup will be played in England across 13 different venues. Twenty countries will participate, with the host country leading the way for the most demanded secondary market tickets. In 2011, New Zealand won as the host team and so far in sales through Ticketbis, England and New Zealand are two of the countries with the highest secondary market demand.
Must Read: 10 Stocks Carl Icahn Loves in 2014
The World Cup can draw such high prices on the secondary market due to being a quadrennial event. The biggest annual rugby tournament in Europe is the Six Nations Championship. Six Nations tickets have averaged €148, or $183.86, on the secondary market over the past two years. Though taking that annual average and stretching it out over four years, there is a similar amount of demand surrounding the event.