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

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.

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.

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 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

The Crusaders are the most successful rugby club in the vastly superior Super Rugby competition. I've lived and watched live club rugby in Europe and the south, and the Super Rugby teams on average are by far more skilful, quick and play superior rugby, particularly in dry conditions. If you combined both competitions, a Super Rugby team would win almost every season and dominate finals spots with perhaps Toulon and one or two other clubs from the North good enough to make the finals. Of course conditions and refereeing come into it, but it ultimately boils down to the three big southern nations producing better talent across the board.

In saying this, I feel Super Rugby is diluting strength in Australia and South Africa in recent seasons and the north are poaching players who want to make huge final pay packets before they retire. So the gap is closing, but anyone who watches both competitions live will see there is still a distinct gap in quality.

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

The Crusaders have consistently been the best Southern Hemisphere team. How they would cope with the with the long European season would be a matter of conjecture. The 2017 Lions tour of NZ where they play all of the NZ Super teams will reveal a lot. I believe that under Scott Robertson the Crusader will in 2017 retian their former glory

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.

Chiefs are the best cause taranaki are part of the team

Ben Tameifuna, that guy creates hell for opposition

They the best

4 ASM Clermont Auvergne

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

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.

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

Munster are a team that keep there heads while plAying rugby. Leinster are also a team of the past. Without Nacewa and Sexton and soon O' Driscoll will be gone, they are not good at all (Well not really). Munster are pulling themselves together again. They play very fluent rugby. They fight like hell to the 81st minute

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

munster is the best supported club in rugby union. And their home ground, Thomond Park, is a terrifing place for away teams

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.

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

3 H cup in a row is enough said.

8 Saracens F.C.

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

Again back to back European and wining the Double in euro and England, if the European cup final wasn't fixtured at such a ridiculous time a week before the semi final and final of the English league we would of won the double double as injury's are huge and fatigue great for success. also the six nations should be moved to make it a fare season for all clubs.

Back to back European Champions Cup titles and on the verge of achieving the same in the Premiership, Saracens have become a powerhouse in the club game, and with the age profile of their players, they can only get better!

9 Stade Toulousain

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

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

clearly best team in France, many talented players in the squad.

4 h-cup, 19 brennus, 9 international french players... You can't be serious if you vote for another one

10 Western Province

Seriously just seriously... Western province number 16 I don't knowhow in the world they can come 16 they must come top ten at least sharks may have won 4 the cup but where was our best player (Habana) the man that know one can catch I want Leinster to vs provice then we will take it from there... once again I'm Daiyaan Desai

Hey WP... The best team in South Africa and must be in top 10 they have the most currie cup wins in 2014 winning there 34 or 33 currie cup title so please update thank you oh wow stormers and wp have the same players and please name the teams on currie cup names for the history sorry for the long message thank you... WP JOU LEKKER DING

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

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.

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.

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

12 Llanelli Scarlets

British and Irish lions past and present, always produce world class players, always local talent, great club, fantastic fans, love rugby!
Scarlets.

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

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

Totally agree

13 Aviron Bayonnais
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 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

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.

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..

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

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...

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

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

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

They are simply the best

Wasps are the best

Slow process but denfintely in top 10

18 Exeter Chiefs

Best team in England no one can beat them when they've got no injuries.

Brilliant, 2nd best in England this year. They got to the AVIVA Final 2016 and only just fell short.

One of the strongest teams in england

No chance chiefs should be this low

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.

Their team is full of stars. As soon as the chemistry improves they will be a great team. Bright future

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

Incredible first I think of

21 Bath Rugby

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

I like bath because Francois Louw is their number 6

Best team ever

Amazing team

22 Wellington Hurricanes

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...

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

Always get to the final of super rugby

Biggest supported club in NZ
And we hate The Crusaders

23 Harlequins

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

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

Lovely style of rugby unfortunate with results

24 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

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...

JIP Stormers are great but please count them in as Western province how must be in top 10 for winning most currie cups to date 2014 they won there 33 or 34 currie cup so please update and share if you agree thank you and EK BLY ALTYD N STORMER EN WP JOU LEKKER DING

I love the Stormers

25 Argentina Jaguares

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

They came 2nd

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