Toulouse fullback Yoann Huget to retire at end of 2020/21 season

Yoann Huget has played 62 Tests for France
Yoann Huget has played 62 Tests for France

France international Yoann Huget has confirmed that he will retire from professional rugby at the end of the ongoing Top14 season where he represents Toulouse.

The 33-year-old started his professional rugby career with Toulouse in 2005 and in 2008 he moved to Agen before switching to Bayonne in 2010. He rejoined Toulouse for a second stint in 2012 and is closing on 250 appearances in Top14.

Huget made his international debut for France in 2010 and has gone on to play 62 Tests with his last appearance coming during the World Cup in Japan last year. He also represented France in the 2015 World Cup.

“I’m going to finish the year because I’m good, I’m a competitor," he said.

"I’m going to finish it off as best I can by giving everything I have. But you have to be realistic.

"For the ego, it’s hard to say to yourself that you can’t anymore. I still have, eh. I warn a lot of people, I have left to finish the season, but not to start again for another year".

Toulouse are currently positioned fourth in the Top 14 table with four wins from eight games and will lock horns with Pau on 14th November at Stade du Hameau.


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