Racing 92 and Stade Francais merger off

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A merger between top French sides Racing 92 and Stade Francais has been called off.

The clubs, who are based in Paris and play in the Top 14 league, announced their intention to merge last week.

However, on Sunday, Racing 92 president Jacky Lorenzetti said in a statement: “I have decided to give this beautiful project up.”

Stade Francais players began an open-ended strike last week, denouncing what they deemed a takeover in disguise.

More to follow.

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