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Crusaders? Leinster? Sharks? Toulouse? How to pinpoint the best

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The Crusaders celebrate winning Super Rugby Aotearoa (Getty).
The Crusaders celebrate winning Super Rugby Aotearoa (Getty).

It is a tantalising question to which, sadly, a firm answer is constantly elusive: which is the mightiest franchise or club on the rugby planet?

There is, to put it bluntly, no practical way of finding out... unless there were to be a creative shifting of the itinerary goalposts, requiring concerted multinational co-operation and buy-in to make an elite "Global Champions League" happen.

But in this time of coronavirus-related uncertainty in the sport, as with many others, isn't the present perhaps an ideal juncture to at least mull over a pathway in that regard?

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