Best Rugby Union Club Teams

Could be from England, Wales, France, South Africa wherever but they can't be national teams and they must play union.

The Top Ten

1 Leinster

One of the most consistent teams in the world (including international teams) can put out a second team against top class competition and still do a job, they've developed so many players into internationals and always play with respect.

Best team going

Amazing team

Simply put Leinster are the best overall team in the world. There are twice the amount of teams in the northern hemisphere leagues than in the south so the odds are greater to win there. Therefore to win the amount of titles that leinster have put them ahead of any other team worldwide. Some people say that because the international teams in the southern hemisphere win more titles than those in the northern then that means that the southern hemisphere clubs are better, nonsense. Just look at the record of the British and Irish lions against the clubs of the southern hemisphere and you will see that. Although not the same as individual clubs it shows that teams from the northern hemisphere can win down south. Its something that I for one would love to see. Anyhowleinster have the stats to prove that the are number one, fantasies aside.

2 The Crusaders

10 titles including the last 3 years in a row

Very cinsustent with how they play

66-0 win vs Rebels. They are unstoppable.

Just the best

3 Waikato Chiefs

Waikato Cheifs win almost every game they play! Surely you should vote for these guys, I mean, they have some of the All Blacks best players! And we all know that the All Blacks dominate.

They the best

We got Sonny Bill

Chiefs are the best cause taranaki are part of the team

4 Munster

Just look at the history of the club we have international wins over new Zealand and Australia

Munsters legacy is great but they have slowed in recent years. Never fear though because they look to be getting back into there mojo again. Come on the red army

Best team ever

In terms of shear rugby pride and support I don't think anyone on the list even comes near to matching munster.

5 ASM Clermont Auvergne

Longest home winning streak: 77 games

Best European club at the moment

They are players. They are industrial. They are inventive. They are losers. They are thé best!
So many memories with AS montferrandaise. So many Genius.

6 Biarritz Olimpique
7 RC Toulonnais

They've got the best players of any club and the best bank balance that can bring in the big names easily, such as ma'nonu and Brian habana, and at one point the greatest fly half Johnny wilkinson, as well as a dominant forward pack.

3 H cup in a row is enough said.

I love Toulon I think they are the best team in France with Montpellier

8 Saracens F.C.

Another double, Saracens are just amazing

Saracens always win the Gallagher prem. They are literally made out of international players.

Saracens are just amazing. And they have also got the worlds best rugby kicker. (Owen Farrell). Saracens have even beat number 1 Leinster. They have got the most lions players on there team than any other clubs do. They have got three world players of the year. They have got so any international players. Seriously I don't know why they aren't voted number 1. I bet they will win this years 2019 Heinkin cup.

Owen Farrell is best

9 Stade Toulousain

Very pleasent rugby and a great school of rugby.
With the best palmares in Europe.

The best records in Europe and probably in the world. Find me another team that won 19 national championship and 4 continental cups at this level. Winner of the 1st European cup and always there since then! The team is usually compared to what Real Madrid is to Football

Won the European Cup for 3 years in a row

Toulouse has the most prestigious record of achievements in European rugby.
This team should be re-named Touwin.

10 Western Province

I like Western Province

Definitely agree with daiyaan Leicester won't know what hit them

Daiyaan knows whats he talking about but I think he's making habana sound too good

Iv watch many of there games by there home ground newlands like any other Capetonian and we all agree they are top 5 not 10,


The Contenders

11 Glasgow Warriors

Best team in the world should be no. 1

Play in the Pro 14 - iverall the strongest league, certainly in the northern hemisphere, often under strength due to international commitments, a problem in Scotland with only 2 full-time pro teams, but regulary finish top or thereabouts. Are more than a match for anyone at their strongest.

Undeniably solid attack, great coaching team and players, great bunch of lads

Up ya Leinster!

12 Leicester Tigers

Have dominated club rugby since the mid-late 90's, winning countless premiership titles and league cups, as well as 2 European cups and a number of appearances in the final! Easily the most successful and consistent, and always provide a strong contingent for the England team,

The most consistent club in the UK since the professional era. Have finished top of the table more than any other and have been in more finals than any other team. The silverware is part of the story but the fact that they are ALWAYS there is telling!

Consistently the best club team in the world. The cups and league statistics prove this. They are the Manchester United of club rugby. Occasionally, another team will win the league but it's only seen as a blip!

By far the best team ever made as I is a leicester fan! They will win any game will play and they will smash it! Oh the tigers the mighty mighty tigers

13 Aviron Bayonnais
14 Llanelli Scarlets

When they are on the money, they are on fire.

Totally agree

Pro 12 Champions!

They've beaten international teams (All Blacks, Aus, RSA) there's no one better

15 The Bulls

They have had a brilliant history and that is what keeps them at the top of their game.

They got players like rosco specman

They are the best rugby club in #S.A

They are the most consistent team in the world if you look at international and domestic competition. Domestically they won 23 out of 53 currie cups from their inception in 1938. Internationally they are the second most successful team in the super rugby and they are one of the only if not the only team to have beaten all the first tier test nations

16 The Sharks

The sharks are the best team

Good enough to beat anyone on the day.

Never one super 15, however they have been finalists numerous times and have one of the best home records the world has seen. Unbeatable at the shark tank, just not this year...

They play very good always doing what they should be doing they focus and wow they are the best team ever

17 London Wasps

Wasps are the best

Going strong not quite up with the saints in my opinion but still exceptional

They are simply the best

Slow process but denfintely in top 10

18 Exeter Chiefs

No chance chiefs should be this low

Exeter chiefs are clearly better than Saracens because Saracens have broken the price cap for there player and Exeter should definitely be in the top 5

One of the strongest teams in england

England rugby sucks

19 Stade Montois
20 Northampton Saints

Northampton Saints are by far the best rugby club in England. saints are marcing in is the best chant ever. if you question it you are wrong.

Dan Biggar
Alex mitchell
and all the others players are the best in the world.

Strong history and professional approach to playing the game as it should be played

Incredible first I think of

Second year at the top

21 Bath Rugby

Amazing team

One of the most traditional clubs in rugby history. Has a lot of great history

Best team ever

I like bath because Francois Louw is their number 6

22 Harlequins

Harlequins are clearly the best and they have a really cool kit

They won the aviva cup 2 years ago and still end up in the knock out stages this year and last year

23 Wellington Hurricanes

Always get to the final of super rugby

Biggest supported club in NZ
And we hate The Crusaders

Worlds Best Club, 2016 super 18 champions and Barrett can brake anyone's backline

Hands down the most exciting club side in the world to watch.
Have produced the most entertaining players of all time! Cullen, Lomu, Nonu, Umaga, Savea, Barrett... need I go on?
Also the defending champs of the highest level rugby comp in the world...

24 Stormers

I wouldn't say the Stormers are the best team in the world, but they're really good and are probably amongst the top 10. I love rugby so I watch any game that comes up. From what I see, there are few teams who can match the Stormers...

I love the Stormers

WOw you guys for me the stormers are the best TEAM EVER! How could they be in 20th place. You guys really have to watch them how well they play now. They might be at the bottom half in this year (2014). They won the cell c sharks, toyata cheetas and the western force. You all just think they suck because they at the bottom, but that still does not mean their not good. Stomers are not good, they ARE AWESOME! Guys just watch them then you know how good they are

Stormer is one of the best teams ever

25 Argentina Jaguares

The best in the African Conference in the moment. Moyano, Matera, and Tuculet. What else? - hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

26 Edinburgh Rugby

Good coach
Great formation do not mess up

27 Ospreys

Ever since 2003 ospreys have been very successful apart from resent years and they by far the best in wales and all ways beat the welsh teams and is better than any English team apishly.

Greater than most teams, Leinster, Leicester tigers, Australia and many more.


The best

28 Queensland Reds
29 Emirates Lions

Great group of experienced and adequate players who have clicked and are playing some of the best rugby in the world.

The top South African team in the top Rugby tournament, Super Rugby, for the past 3 years in a row. And on the same level as the Crusaders and Hurricanes. Crusaders just an inch above them currently. Expect to see great things from this uprising team...

Top SA team 3 years running. No cap.

30 Gloucester Rugby

I play rugby for this godly team and were the best

The godly ones - ethan cornwell

31 Cardiff Blues

The Greatest Rugby Club in the world. Beaten the All Blacks, Springboks and Wallabies. The club of Barry John, Gareth Edwards, Gerald Davies, Cliff Morgan, Bleddyn Williams and Jack Matthews amongst countless other greats. Inventors of modern three quarter play. In the doldrums at the moment but form is temporary, class permanent.

! we had Jonah lomu

The best in wales and one of the best in uk the lack of 4 region welsh teams is stupid

32 Scarlets
33 Bristol Rugby

Bristol Bears are better than Bath.

Better than stupid bath

The best team in the West Country

34 Waratahs

Tahs are a great team and can only improve. Beat the Crusaders this year!

The coach sucks but the players are good

Chiek has developed them to the best in the Southern Hemisphere no question about it.

35 Brumbies

Some of the best aussies in history played for this prestigious club, George Gregan and Stephen Larkam, just to name a few, definitely the most prestigious aussie team.

36 Highlanders

Smashing team can do anything they want with the ball

37 Benetton Treviso
38 Warnervale Wildcats

Why is my club team here

39 Auckland Blues

Best game play

40 Bedford Blues

Underrated team, that should've got into the premiership a few times, but as they only have capacity 6000 they can't qualify as the minimum capacity for the premiership is 10000.

41 Newport Gwent Dragons
42 London Welsh

Probably got some of the best History in the game. Up until 1987 when the league structure was introduced, Welsh were one of the best teams in the world with 7 of the Lions winning team to New Zealand in 1971 being picked. Just won promotion back and hopefully will stay up.

43 Stade Francais
44 Ulster

I would say they are in the top ten teams in the world due to in recent years improving drastically and become a fear striking side

Ulster have improved massively over the past few years and have transformed into a strong, powerful side with great players. They have been runners up in a few competitions but will someday do well enough to achieve 1st in any competition that they are in! They have beaten many sides that are listed above several times.

A team with serious potential and ability. They are well capable of beating any of the other teams on this list.

Ulster are a top 10 team they are capable of beaten anyone

45 Centro Naval

Argentinian rugby club, its clearly the best on Argentina

Best Argentinian Rugby Union Team

46 Perpignan

Best crowd, one of the most popular clubs in France

47 AS Beziers
48 Boland Rugby Union
49 Union Bordeaux Bègles
50 Connacht
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