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Paris rugby merger cancelled


  • 19 Mar 2017
Thomas Savare and Jacky Lorenzetti Thomas Savare and Jacky Lorenzetti

The planned merger between Racing 92 and Stade Français has been called off amid strong opposition.

The owners of the two Parisian clubs announced their intention to form one super club in the French capital last Monday, but the decision didn’t sit well with both sets of players and supporters.

ALSO READ: Merger saga sees matches postponed

On Sunday Racing 92 president Jacky Lorenzetti confirmed that the proposed merger will not go ahead.

‘I have decided to give this beautiful project up,’ Lorenzetti said in a statement.

‘I did not expect such resistance, especially internally,’ he added.

The cancellation of the merger comes after Stade Français players began an open-ended strike last week, denouncing what they deemed a takeover in disguise.

ALSO READ: Merger leaves Boks in limbo

Photo: Dave Winter/Getty Images

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