according to Forwards: Eddy Ben Arous (Racing 92), Camille Chat (Racing 92), Rabah Slimani (Stade), Leone Nakarawa (Racing 92), Alexandre Flanquart (Stade), Bernard le Roux (Racing 92), Yannick Nyanga (Racing 92), Sergio Parisse (Stade).
Best XV:Backs: Brice Dulin (Racing 92), Joe Rokocoko (Racing 92), Waisea Nayacalevu (Stade), Henry Chavancy (Racing 92), Juan Imhoff (Racing 92), Jules Plisson (Stade), Will Genia (Stade).
So let’s take a speculative look at the options based on Racing 92 and Stade Francais’ current squads.
The Racing 92 midfielder was denied a spot in the France team in the Six Nations due to injury.
Stade Francais’ centre-wing Waisea Nayacalevu is a seriously skillfull player and is our pick at No.
as declared in Stade Francais and Racing 92, two leading French rugby union clubs both based in the Paris region, announced plans on Monday to merge.
Star players in the Racing 92 squad include New Zealand World Cup winners Dan Carter and Joe Rokocoko, while Stade Francais’ top players feature the likes of French international Pascal Pape and Italian Sergio Parisse.
The clubs, which have both struggled this season in France’s premier Top 14 league, said in statements on their websites that the combination would create a new, stronger club that could enjoy a bigger fanbase in the French capital.
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Stade Francais players react with anger to proposed Racing 92 merger
“It’s not a merger, it’s the takeover of the Stade Français by the Racing… so the death of our club, the club of Paris.
Last year’s Top 14 champions Racing 92 are set to combine with the 2015 winners Stade Francais, in a move that was reportedly initiated by Stade 10 months ago.
However the proposal has not gone down well with the Stade Francais players in particular.
There was quite the surprise this morning in French rugby, with the announcement that two of the country’s biggest clubs will merge to form one Paris-based side.
Second-row Paul Gabrillagues has been scathing in his criticism of the decision on Facebook, calling on fellow players and fans to protest against the movement.
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