Stade Toulousain or Toulouse as we know them have released their shirts for the French Top 14 Season which kicked off over the weekend of the 26/27 August. The new home shirt is rouge et noir or red and black and we like it. The alternate is different to the past in white and black
Buy Toulouse 2011/12 Rugby Shirts and Jerseys
The new Toulouse 2011/12 Home shirt is a departure from the black and we like it black with red down the front. The alternate shirt in white with a black left shoulder is also a pleasant change from the past. Both carry club sponsor Peugeot on the torso. With EADS on the right chest on the alternate. The shirts are manufactured by Nike whose logo is on the breast bone of the home and above the club crest on the alternate. As ever they will be popular so get your order in now, just follow this link to the Toulouse Shirts page.
Toulouse Season Predictions for 2011/12
Toulouse the 2010/11 champions of France ( 18 times from 1912 to 2011 and runner-up 8 from 1903 to 2011) and Heineken Cup Semi-Finalists (lost to Leinster the champions) will have a tough start to the season as they will be without many of their stars who feature at the Rugby World Cup. Last season they had strength in depth and this most certainly led to them finishing the season with silver-wear yet again. We feel that having strengthened the squad even more and with young blood so once the stars are back they will be the usual force. They will therefore be in the mix in the French Top 14 though from a slow start and also will feature into the finals stage of the Heineken Cup (winners in 1995/6, 2002/3, 2004/5 and 3009/10) as they have a relatively easy Pool ‘6’ where they face Connacht, Gloucester and Harlequins. Our predictions:
Top 14: 2nd
Heineken Cup: Loosing Semi-Finalists