Stade Français Paris (French pronunciation: [stad fʁɑ̃sɛ]) is a French professional rugby union club based in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. The club plays in the Top 14 domestic league in France and is one of the most successful French clubs of the modern era.When was the first rugby match played in France?
Paris was the cradle of French rugby union. Stade Français and Racing Club de France, two Paris-based outfits, played the first ever club match in France in May 1891, won by Stade 3–0, and were the only two clubs to take part in the first ever championship the following year.Who is the governing body for rugby in France?
Fédération Française de Rugby (FFR) is the rugby union governing body in France; they are responsible for the governing of rugby union in France, including the French national team and the organisers of the country's professional competitions, Ligue Nationale de Rugby.Where is the National Rugby Centre in France?
The National Rugby Centre (in French, Centre National du Rugby or CNR) was opened by then French president Jacques Chirac in November 2002. The facility cost GP£ 46 million (approx. € 68 million, c.2007), and is located in the village of Marcoussis, south of Paris. The facility covers 20 hectares (49 acres)...