Whilst debate my rage on regarding whose more passionate than who, certain groups of fans seem to always sing just that little bit louder, or turn up in slightly larger numbers at away games. Here we look at 5 clubs who we believe to have the most passionate sets of supporters. You can vote for who you think is most passionate below…
After a recent vote on this site was overwhelmed by cries from Munster supporters to include their club it became apparent just how passionate fans from Limerick are. Travelling in huge waves to support their team all across Europe and flooding stadiums in red, the Munster supporters have helped cheer their team on to regular glory.
A truly rugby mad city with fans who quite literally worship their players. The clubs owner Mourad Boudjellal recalled how the support shown by the cities fans managed to persuade him to help save the club and spur them on to their recent success.
Having experienced The Shed on several occasions in recent years I can safely say that Gloucester fans create one of the most passionate atmospheres in club rugby. The noise created in The Shed must be daunting for any visiting team whilst cries of “come on Glaws” can regularly be heard over any others at stadiums around the country. A recent survey by the Aviva Premiership actually proved that Gloucester has the most passionate fans of all.
Irish rugby has one of the most tribal fan bases in the world with clubs supporters passionately following their team and vociferously backing their club against all others. Leinster have been one of the most successful clubs in Europe over the past decade as a result of the passion and commitment shown by their fans, especially on the road.
One of the key reasons behind Leicester Tigers continued success in club rugby is the clubs fans. The teams supporters have continued supporting their club in numbers unheard of in most Premiership grounds, and what an atmosphere they create. Welford Road can be considered a true fortress whilst at times the Tigers fans have made their side look like the home team by tuning up in such huge numbers.
After an overwhelming response from fans we have added Clermont to the vote. It seems that even opposition fans can see the passion of the clubs supporters who turn up in their droves on match days to cheer their team on no matter where in the world they are playing.
Which club do you think has the most passionate set of supporters? Would you include any other fans? Vote below or leave a comment to let us know…[poll id=”33″]