Racing Metro release new jersey to mark 130 years.

French Top 14 club Racing Metro recently released a special edition jersey to commemorate their 130th Anniversary.

Originating as the Racing Club in 1882, the Paris-based side amalgamated with US Metro in 2001, reinventing themselves as Racing Metro ’92, the name relating to the ‘departement’, or precinct, of Paris in which they play.

Coached by former French international Pierre Berbizier, Racing recently announced a number of significant  player movements, with the impending loss of South African Francois Steyn being balanced out by the re-signing of no less than a dozen key players, including fly-half Juan Martin Hernandez, and the introduction of five new faces to the playing roster.

The club will officially celebrate its 130th Anniversary on May 5th when it faces Stade Francais in the Ile De France derby, an eagerly anticipated and fiercely contested clash each season.