Most intimidating away ground
On the field it's an atmosphere like no other - hostile and very passionate.
No coincidence that the Springboks play better there than at any ground in the country.
Gloucester’s home ground was voted as the most intimidating place in the Premiership in a 2010 survey by Rugby World magazine.
Even the drive to Ellis Park on the bus is daunting, where often supporters push the bus, and certainly make it very clear you're in enemy territory."It houses a greater number of spectators now and that means more noise.The All Blacks left here last November saying they had never experienced an atmosphere like it and Sale should know what they face."As New Zealand went in search of a perfect 2013, mid-way through the year they faced the toughest test of their invincibility when they travelled to South Africa for the deciding rubber in the Rugby Championship.For all these reasons, away days in Argentina, Brazil and elsewhere are almost always intense encounters.Here are just a few of the most intimidating stadiums across South America.
They're different beasts when they run on to Ellis Park. At the time of writing, Clermont Auvergne have won 76 matches at their Massif Central home.