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France: Merger off between Racing 92-Stade Français Rugby union clubs

 |  March 19, 2017

The proposed merger between Stade Francais and Racing 92 has been cancelled, the Racing club president has announced.

It emerged during the week that a partnership between the two Top 14 clubs was due to be implemented ahead of next season, an unexpected decision that sparked a divisive reaction.

It particularly caused ire among the Stade Francais contingent, due to fears that the merger would favour Racing. The players voted to take unlimited strike action in protest.

Top 14 games including both clubs that were down for decision this weekend were postponed as a result of the controversy.

And today, Racing club president Jacky Lorenzetti announced that the merger was off.

Full Content: BBC News

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