Racing Metro 92 is a French rugby union club based in suburban Paris that was formed in 2001 with the collaboration of the Racing Club de France and US Mtro.
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"92" is the number of Hauts-de-Seine, a dpartement of le-de-France, bordering Paris to the west, where they play, and whose council gives financial backing to the club. They currently play in the Top 14, having been promoted as 200809 champions of Rugby Pro D2. Racing Mtro play at the Stade Yves-du-Manoir stadium at Colombes, where the France national team played for several decades.
Racing Club was established in 1882 (it became Racing Club de France in 1885) as an athletics club, one of the first in France. New sections were regularly added thereafter (17 as of 2006, accounting for some 20,000 members). A rugby section was founded in 1890, which became an immediate protagonist of the early French championship, to which until 1898 only Parisian teams were invited. On 20 March 1892 the USFSA organised the first ever French rugby championship, a one off game between Racing and Stade Franais. The game was refereed by Pierre de Coubertin and saw Racing win 43."R.C. France 4 Stade Francais 3". lnr.fr. Archived from the original on 25 November 2006. Retrieved 2 November 2006. Racing were awarded the Bouclier de Brennus, which is still awarded to the winners of the French championship today.
Both clubs would contest the championship game the following season as well, though in 1893 it would be Stade Franais who would win the event, defeating the Racing Club 73. Stade went onto dominate the following years and the Racing Club would make their next final appearance in the 1898 season, where they met Stade yet again. However the title was awarded after a round-robin with six clubs. Stade Franais won with 10 points, Racing came in second with 6.
Racing contested the 1900 season final against the Stade Bordelais club, as provincial clubs had been allowed to compete in .