PIC: Stade Francais Have Gone & Done It Again With Their Glorious New Kits
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Ooh la la.
Things are really starting to look up for Stade Francais over the last few weeks, after a pretty turbulent couple of years to say the least.
Two seasons ago their very existence was threatened when it emerged they were set to merge with fellow Parisian side Racing 92 in one of the most shocking deals in rugby history.
Thankfully for their fans and the sake of rugby – that deal ended up falling through after a massive backlash. They went on to win the Challenge Cup that season, a fitting redemption for the players and the club itself.
But that proposed deal understandably scared a number of their players – who signed for rival clubs halfway through that season, fearing Stade would be no more. As a result, they just about avoided relegation this year.
In the last few weeks though, Swiss billionaire owner Hans-Peter Wild has revealed ambitious plans to restore Stade’s former glory. Last month he said he wanted the team to win the French title in the next “three or four years”.
And he’s certainly moving in the right direction, bringing in former Springboks boss Heyneke Meyer as their new head coach, and recently announcing the signings of Argentinian playmaker Nicolas Sanchez and France international lock Yoann Maestri from Toulouse.
On top of that – reports in France suggest they could be set to bring in another French international in centre Gaël Fickou, as well as legendary Springbok prop Tendai “Beast” Mtawarira.
But if you ever needed a sign of Stade returning to their former glory – then today’s reveal of their new kits is just that. The Parisian side are probably best known over the years for their amazingly wonderful kits, and these three new ones are a taste of old.
Stade Francais are back. And you better believe it.
— ASICS France (@ASICSFrance) May 17, 2018