Saturday, 2 May 2009

Monsieur Le Showbizz?

News this week that Seabass Chabal is swapping the somewhat prosaic delights of Stockport for the ever-so-slightly up-market surroundings of Paris next season, signing up with newly promoted Racing Métro.

Racing Métro 92 Paris (to give the club its full name) is, of course, the successor in title to Racing Club de France who, in the late 80s and early 90s (very much MY era) added a certain glitz and glamour to the French club rugby scene via its self-styled "Le Showbizz" backline featuring the likes of Franck Mesnel, Jean-Baptiste Lafond, Eric Blanc, Yvon Rousset and Philippe Guillard.

The highlight of this era for Racing was winning the French Championship in 1990, with Le Showbizz wearing pink bow-ties during the final and sipping champagne from crystal glasses at half-time.

The Caveman should fit right in.

1 comment:

Nursedude said...

Hi Flanker,
I don't think this is surprising news. It's no secret that Chabal wanted to go back to France-word is that his family with a school aged child is in France while Sea-Bass plies his trade in England.

Metro Racing needs to get the local fan base excited about their promotion. Hopefully for Racing, they will shop better than Toulon did this past year once they got promoted.