best team in europe

Discussion in 'General Rugby Union' started by BigE610, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. BigE610

    BigE610 Guest

    what is the best club in europe?
     
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  3. O'Rothlain

    O'Rothlain Guest

    Not Northampton?
     
  4. goranski

    goranski Guest

    even though they weren't in any finals this year - historically Stade Toulousain
     
  5. Juggernaut

    Juggernaut Guest

    Historically, BATH.
     
  6. DonBilly

    DonBilly Guest



    Why?
     
  7. MunsterMan

    MunsterMan Guest

    Historically it's Munster!

    31/October/1978: Munster 12 - 0 New Zealand

    Munster have also beaten the 1991 World cup Winning Wallabies side.
     
  8. el_tk

    el_tk Guest

    A once off victory against at midweek All Blacks team inspired by a Dublin-born outhalf? That makes you the best team in Europe?

    From the professional era you have to look at Toulouse and Leicester and probably Bath too.
     
  9. Leicester deserve their mention too
     
  10. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    Munster aren't a club anyway, they're a franchise.
     
  11. i'd like to say cardiff but i don't think anyone is going to let that fly
     
  12. Tin

    Tin Guest

    Bristol?

    truthfully i reckon if its on pure meeting the moment then wasps

    but on performence i'd go with leicester
     
  13. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    Proberbly true when you combine culmative sucesses, size of the club and the fanbase (especially as their fans very much still act the same as back in the ametur days). Close behind them I'd proberbly put Gloucester.
     
  14. goranski

    goranski Guest

    Stade Toulousain have won the Heineken Cup 3 times, although Leicester and Wasps are catching up with 2 wins a piece
     
  15. MunsterMan

    MunsterMan Guest

    Province. What is it like supporting a franchise? I could support a team, a club or a province but a franchise?

    Munster results against touring sides.

    1963: Munster 3 - 6 New Zealand

    1967: Munster 11 - 8 Australia

    1973: Munster 3 - 3 New Zealand

    1978: Munster 12 - 0 New Zealand

    1992: Munster 21 - 19 Australia
     
  16. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    They're owned and run by the IRFU, so it doesn't matter by what name you call it, on the rugby side of things they are a franchise no different to the rest of the Irish, Welsh, Scottish and all the S14 sides. It doesn't matter if there's a part of Ireland is also called Munster. The only clubs around that can be placed amongst the elite are English and French.

    And even if they were a club, Munster still wouldn't be anywhere near the best in Europe for that matter.
     
  17. Juggernaut

    Juggernaut Guest

    Why?

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    Because I said so.

    In the English rugby scene, Bath & Leicester have always dominated. Only recently now in the professional era that teams like Wasps, Sale, Gloucester have emerged.

    Bath won the Courage League 6 times in 10 years from 1987 to 1997. Leicester dominated the scene from then on till this year. Only they have had more wins than Bath.

    The Tigers have won a total of 7 championship with Bath winning 6, but that was during the amateur days.



    EDIT: I just realised that Bath dominated one decade (amateur days) while Leicester dominated the last decade (professional era).
     
  18. PeeJay

    PeeJay Guest

    Llanelli is a pretty big team, historically. We've spawned a great many Wales legends, and have been one of the most successful teams in Welsh rugby history.
     
  19. Why?

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    Because I said so.

    In the English rugby scene, Bath & Leicester have always dominated. Only recently now in the professional era that teams like Wasps, Sale, Gloucester have emerged.

    Bath won the Courage League 6 times in 10 years from 1987 to 1997. Leicester dominated the scene from then on till this year. Only they have had more wins than Bath.

    The Tigers have won a total of 7 championship with Bath winning 6, but that was during the amateur days.



    EDIT: I just realised that Bath dominated one decade (amateur days) while Leicester dominated the last decade (professional era).

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    Hum i can notice that you did not mention any french club :) !!!



    i would say Toulouse and Leicester.



    If you except the last 22 meters, Biarritz was the best this year ... but the rugby ends after the line. i've been absolutly upset by their 2 most important matches of the season : 1/4 Hcup and 1/2 top 14. how could you play so crap in the 22 !!! i don't know how many knock on and forwrd pass they've done but in these 2 matches it might aproach 50 .... pfffffff to the wall of shame
     
  20. goranski

    goranski Guest

    to be honest that whole semifinal Biarritz had with Stade wasn't the greatest for either team
     
  21. DonBilly

    DonBilly Guest

    Indeed, hopef***ky the other semi-final was better as well as the final itself.
     
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