Racing 92 are giants of French rugby. They’re one of the most successful rugby teams to ever play in France and they regularly represent the country in the European Rugby Champions Cup.
Racing 92 have a long and complicated history. The team has existed in some form since 1890, but the modern day version of the club was actually formed in 2001 when the rugby section of Racing Club de France merged with the rugby section of US Métro to form Racing Métro 92. At the end of the 2014-15 season, the team’s name was officially shortened to Racing 92.
When Racing 92 first formed, the team initially struggled to compete in the professional era of French rugby. However, in 2006, president Jacky Lorenzetti set ambitious goals for the club. He hoped to take Racing 92 into the Top 14 (the top division of French rugby) within two years and into the European Rugby Champions Cup (also known as the Heineken Cup) by 2011.
Since then, Racing 92 have been a powerhouse of French rugby. Although they missed their Top 14 target by one year, they qualified for the Heineken Cup in 2010-11 and they’ve never looked back. Since they entered the Top 14 in 2009, the side have never been relegated. They even won the competition in 2016. Plus, since they first qualified for the Heineken Cup, they’ve appeared in every edition of the competition. They have also finished as the runners-up in the tournament on three occasions (2015-16, 2017-18 and 2019-20). However, Racing 92 are yet to lift the most prestigious trophy in European rugby.
But, due to the team’s recent success, there are a number of international and ex-international players in the Racing 92 squad. For example, Australia centre Kurtley Beale, Scotland fly-half Finn Russell and France hooker Camille Chat are all in the current Racing 92 squad.
Read on to discover even more about Racing 92. On this page, you’ll find all the latest Racing 92 news. You’ll also find all of the team’s upcoming fixtures and the current Racing 92 squad.