Stade Toulousain was founded in 1907 in Toulouse, France. Their home base is Stade Ernest-Wallon, but the team also frequently plays matches at Stadium Municipal de Toulouse. The team competes in the Top 14, France’s top rugby division, as well as the European Rugby Champions Cup.
Stade Toulousain is considered the most successful rugby club in Europe, having won the European Rugby Championship a record five times, most recently in 2021. They have also won the Boucliers de Brennus, the French domestic league trophy, 21 times.
The club boasts more than a few successful players. One player recognized as a standout in the club’s history is Fabien Pelous, a lock who played for Toulouse from 1997 to 2009. He was the club’s captain for four years, and also captained the French national team. Pelous led the team to the European Cup twice and the Championship title three times, representing Stade Toulousain in 222 matches. A current standout is Antoine Dupont, a scrum half who signed with Toulouse in 2017 and won World Rugby Men's 15s Player of the Year in 2021. He also captains the French national team.
Toulouse is coached by Ugo Mola, with Didier Lacroix as president.