Win a VIP weekend to see France v Ireland in Paris

Updated / Friday, 17 Nov 2017 13:08

Ireland Rugby

To celebrate RTÉ Sport's coverage of the 2017 Autumn Series we have a great competition for you at home. 

We’ve teamed up with Vodafone to celebrate their sponsorship of the Irish Rugby team by sending you and a friend to Paris in 2018.  

You'll be treated to a pair of match tickets to see Ireland take on France in next year’s Natwest Six Nations Championship, along with 2 nights 5-star accommodation, return flights, and two places at the Irish Rugby banquet the night before the game with a special guest appearance from the Irish camp. 

And so you can make the most of beautiful Paris, there's €1,000 spending money for your pocket too!

Vodafone latest campaign ‘Who We Are Is How We Play’ gives fans a rare glimpse into the childhoods and younger days of Rory Best, Tadhg Furlong, Conor Murray and Tiernan O’Halloran. We see how, like all of us, their surroundings and upbringings have defined who they are as people.

Check out the Vodafone Ireland Facebook page for all the latest #TeamOfUs news.

For your chance to win, answer this question:

Ireland’s Johnny Sexton currently plays for which Irish province? 




If you know the answer, call or text the competition line: 

ROI: 1517 71 71 85

NI: 0904 9599 085

text RUGBY followed by your answer and name to 57001 (ROI and NI). 

Each text entry costs €2.00 (incl VAT) or GBP £2.00. Calls from the eir network will cost €2.03 and from a BT landline will cost GBP £2.00. Calls from other networks and from mobiles will cost more. 

Please note, the person named in the entry must be aged 18 years or older as at date of entry.

Competition lines are now open and will close at midday on Monday, 27th November. Please do not enter after this time as you will be charged for your entry, but your entry will not be included. The winner will be published here after the lines close at midday on 27/11/17. 

Participation/entry denotes acceptance of all associated competition terms and conditions as listed below. 


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Please do not enter outside of the advertised competition open and close times and date(s) as you will be charged, but your entry will not be included in the draw. Competition may be closed if watching on catch-up services, please check dates and times.

Entrants must be aged 18 years or older as at date of entry and a resident of the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland in order to qualify as the prize winner.

Promoter reserves the right to request proof of age, verifiable by birth certificate or passport only, and proof of residency, verifiable by recent utility bill only (issued within 6 months of win).

U18s travelling as guest(s) of the winner will only be permitted to travel/attend with their parent or legal guardian.

The prize is non-transferable and there is no cash alternative to non-cash prize elements (either in part or whole).

In order to claim the prize, the winner will be required to sign any documentation as may be requested by the Promoter relating to acceptance of the competition prize, terms and conditions and including, but not limited to, waiver of liability release in favour of the Promoter and such other persons as may be determined by the Promoter. The individual(s) travelling as a guest of the winner will also be required to sign such documentation if requested by the Promoter in order to be permitted to travel.

Winner and guest must be available to travel on the dates specified by the Promoter, otherwise the prize will be deemed to have been forfeited. No alternative dates, prizes or trips will be offered. Travel will be scheduled around the France versus Ireland Natwest 6 Nations match at Stade de France, Paris (currently scheduled to take place on 03/02/2018). All elements are subject to advanced booking and availability, no changes will be permitted once tickets are booked and issued. Prize must be booked through agent specified by the Promoter. Prize must be booked no later than 11/12/2017, failure to book by this date will result in the prize being forfeited.

Prize for 1 winner includes a return flights for 2 from Dublin to Paris, France (airline(s), airport and route as specified by the Promoter), a 2-night stay in the 5-star L’Hotel du Collectionneur hotel in Paris (based on 2 sharing, room-only, standard room, Promoter reserves the right to substitute alternative accommodation in a hotel of equal star rating for any reason whatsoever), 2 match tickets to the France versus Ireland Natwest 6 Nations match at the Stade de France, Paris (currently scheduled to take place on 03/02/18, tickets/seats are as specified by the Promoter, strictly non-transferable, transferred tickets will not be honoured and no cash alternative or tickets/seats available, Natwest 6 Nations and Stade de France/French Rugby Union local ticket usage policy and T&Cs will apply), an evening meal hosted by the IRFU (drinks reception followed by 3 course meal with wine, with details as specified by the Promoter, restrictions may apply) in L’Hotel du Collectionneur hotel on the 02/02/2018 with special guest appearance from the Irish camp (with details as specified by the Promoter, strictly over 18’s only, passport/drivers licence ID may be required, venue reserves the right to refuse admission/service, guest appearance is scheduled but not guaranteed, Promoter accepts no responsibility where banquet is cancelled for any reason whatsoever) and €1,000 spending money. 

€1,000 spending money will be paid to winner by euro cheque (issued to the winner, allow 28 working days for delivery).

Travel insurance and transfers to/from Dublin Airport and abroad are not included.

The prize cannot be split, is valid for one travel period only, any prize elements not availed of within the agreed travel dates will be deemed to have been forfeited.

Winner and guest(s) must hold valid appropriate travel insurance (as determined by the Promoter) for the match trip duration and the Promoter may require winner and guest(s) to show evidence of valid appropriate travel insurance prior to travel.

Winner and guest(s) must hold valid passports and are solely responsible for any special visa requirements and medical vaccinations/other recommended medical requirements.

Winner and guest(s) are solely responsible for completing all documentation (electronic or other) required in advance of travel/entry and are solely responsible for paying any associated fees.

Winner and guest(s) are solely responsible for any duty which must be paid on goods purchased abroad upon their return to Ireland.

Any costs incurred additional to the prize package elements listed (e.g. telephone charges, meals, room service, transfers etc.) will be at the winner's own expense.

Any requested and permitted upgrades or changes to the stated prize will be at the winner's own expense.

Failure to attend for any reason whatsoever on the travel dates advised and booked does not entitle the winner to an alternative prize and the prize will be deemed to have been forfeited.

The Promoter reserves the right to substitute prize of equal value (as determined by the Promoter) if a prize element becomes unavailable for any reason whatsoever.

Employees of RTÉ, Phonovation, EngageHub, Vodafone and their associated promotional partners, companies or suppliers and their immediate family members are not eligible to enter/win.

RTÉ's decision in relation to selection of the competition winner is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

RTÉ standard competition terms and conditions also apply.