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.

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.

Leinster Rugby are hands down the best "club" team in the world. Not only is the first squad strong in all areas, they have the best rugby union academy in the world by a country mile.

They also have one the biggest, if not the biggest fan bases and season ticket holder pool that go to games home and away consistently in the world.

The coaching set up in the main squad and the Leinster squad have vast playing and coaching experience, driven in part by an international coach of Ireland who has the highest standards and expects this to be reflected in the provincial branches.

While it is a province and not strictly a club, it's still the best club around.

Best squad ever. They are deep with subs and have the determination to come back and win. They also have loads of world class quality in players like, Rob Kearney, Brian O'Driscoll, Jonathon Sexton, Jamie Heaslip and Isa Nacewa. They are clearly the most consistent team in Europe and they are the best. They could beat any of the teams listed and have way too much talent to stop winning. Also they have won the heineken cup more than munster could ever dream of so it is clear who the best team is.

2 The Crusaders

Firstly one cannot compare the northern hemisphere domestic competitions to southern hemisphere rugby. Traditionally South Africa, New Zealand and Australia have been the best Rugby teams in the world. Super rugby is leagues ahead of anything else. The traditional "best super team" are the Crusaders. Next best would be the Bulls. Either of these teams would smash any team out of the northern hemisphere.

One can't look past how good the crusaders are they haven't won super rugby since 2008 but played in semis against the bulls at the high veld and played a flash hot reds in 2011 and lost to the eventual champs the chiefs the past two years, just look at the quality of opposition they play each week, English and French clubs would struggle even if they hosted the crusaders

Sheer professionalism consistency & skill plus the Canterbury flair puts this team streets ahead of any other in the world! A Super comp team that produces outstanding All Blacks must surely be considered the best rugby team

Such a quality team so many All Blacks. No one can compete. Every Super side struggled with this Crusaders outfit. They remind me of the 2009 Blue Bulls side. Top quality.

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 ASM Clermont Auvergne

The second best teeam in france behind La Rochelle
La Rochelle Rule the world

Best European club at the moment

Longest home winning streak: 77 games

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.

5 Munster

Munster are a great team. I go down there to watch the games and wow I’m amazed. Recently beating ospreys. Not the best team but definitely top 3

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

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

Munster are capable of beating any international team, Australia being their most recent victims.

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.

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.

They have the best rugby players of all time they win every title they are impossible to beat they have most of the good England players and we’ve got Liam Williams

In one year Saracens have won the europion title and the English title

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

Just the best european team of all time

Won the European Cup for 3 years in a row

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

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

Finalists in the pro 12 2 years ago and winners last year, looking good again this season. Maybe not the best team in the world. But getting bigger and stronger

The strongest attacking side in the northern hemisphere, if not one of the best in the world.

12 Aviron Bayonnais
13 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

14 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

15 The Bulls

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

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

They are the most succsesfull South African super rugby team and in my opinion they must be the best club in the southern hemisphere... if not the world..

For years players has been bought (Stolen) by Nothern clubs to the point where the Bulls were almost completely depleted. However, even in the midst of this did they win the Super 15 3 times. I would like to see another club depleted from buyouts can do this. Most of the Southern hemisphere teams may, but would struggle. The Nothern teams under thest condition would fall apart faster than a matchstick house in a tornado.

16 The Sharks

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

The Sharks is the best rugby club in South Africa and I think they should play against other clubs around the world to show their strenth

Good enough to beat anyone on the day.

17 London Wasps

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

Wasps are the best

They are simply the best

Slow process but denfintely in top 10

18 Exeter Chiefs

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

No chance chiefs should be this low

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

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

Amazing team

Best team ever

I like bath because Francois Louw is their number 6

22 Wellington Hurricanes

Always get to the final of super rugby

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

Biggest supported club in NZ
And we hate The Crusaders

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...

23 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

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

They came 2nd

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

26 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.

average

The best

27 Edinburgh Rugby

Good coach
Great formation do not mess up

28 Queensland Reds
29 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

30 Scarlets

Great team

31 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...

3 SR runner ups in a row and undefeated in the 2014 Currie cup

Top SA team 3 years running. No cap.

32 Gloucester Rugby

I play rugby for this godly team and were the best

The godly ones - ethan cornwell

33 Highlanders

They have the 2nd best all black in my opinion of 2019 Ben smith (Pau is his new club) and do sick tries and that but they are like Tottenham hot spur they can't finish the job.

There tries are so good and why the heak are they losing to the brumbies on this sheet. Have the brumbies ever won no

Smashing team can do anything they want with the ball

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 Newport Gwent Dragons
36 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.

37 Bristol Rugby

Better than stupid bath

Bristol Bears are better than Bath.

The best team in the West Country

38 Benetton Treviso
39 Auckland Blues

Best game play

40 Warnervale Wildcats

Why is my club team here

41 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.

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 AS Beziers
44 Boland Rugby Union
45 Union Bordeaux Bègles
46 Connacht
47 Stade Francais
48 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.

I have been living there and they are very good recently

49 Centro Naval

Argentinian rugby club, its clearly the best on Argentina

Best Argentinian Rugby Union Team

50 Perpignan

Best crowd, one of the most popular clubs in France

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