Shed heaven: Gloucester fans make some noise at Kingsholm


By Rugby World Editor, Owain Jones

IT’S A debate that rages in clubhouses all over England. Just who has the most passionate rugby fans? Well, now we know after title sponsors Aviva commissioned scientists at the University of Bath to conduct a series of highly scientific tests and the results are certain to raise eyebrows…

In the season-long experiment, fans were tested for loyalty, fan match evaluation (before and after the match), fan psychology (mood and anxiety levels) and fan physiology (hormone and heart rate changes). Basically enough collated data to unearth the Aviva Premiership’s Most Passionate Fans. The results are listed in our table below.

So are Gloucester’s famous Shed Heads top of the tree? Do the masses at Welford Road only rank in bronze medal position, and what are the thoughts of Bath’s vocal supporters on languishing in 10th place? Finally, what of Saracens, you have to pity last year’s Premiership champions who are placed squarely in the relegation spot.

A load of old cobblers or definitive, scientific proof of your club’s passion ranking?














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