Racing 92 and Stade Francais to merge for next season in dramatic move in French rugby

Brice Dulin and Pascal Pape set to become team-mates. Source: INPHO

FRENCH RUGBY CLUBS Racing 92 and Stade Français have announced that they are to merge ahead of next season, in a dramatic move that has taken the rugby world by surprise.

Both clubs released statements on their websites this morning outlining that they will come together to form one club in Paris for the start of the 2017/18 campaign.