William Servat rugby player
William Servat rugby player

William Servat

12th Sep 1978 1.83m/103kg Hooker

Born in Saint-Gaudens in Haute-Garonne of France, Servat began his rugby career at his local club, Mazères-Cassagne.

He played for Mazères-Cassagne until 1998, when he was signed by Toulouse. In his first season at Toulouse, Servat helped the club to their fifth Top 14 title in six years. He has since been involved with just one more Top 14 title victory (in 2001), but he has helped the club to three Heineken Cup titles in 2002–03, playing as a replacement in the final, and starting in the 2004–05 and 2009-10 finals.

Servat made his debut for the French national team on 14 February 2004 in a 35–17 victory over Ireland in the 2004 Six Nations Championship. That year, France won the Six Nations Grand Slam, by beating every other team in the competition, with Servat playing in every game. The following year, France came second in the Six Nations, finishing as runners-up to Wales. Servat only made one start in the 2005 tournament, but made three substitute appearances as well. Servat has now retired.

Servat was a playing member of the French 2011 Rugby World Cup squad that eventually lost 8-7 to hosts New Zealand in the final. He retired with 315 caps with Toulouse and 49 test caps.

On 15 February 2012, Servat announced that he had accepted an offer to become the forwards' coach at Toulouse, effective with the 2012–13 season. The position was opened up when incumbent Yannick Bru agreed to join the staff of the French national team under Philippe Saint-André after the 2011–12 season.

Servat followed suite in 2019 and took up the post of forwards' coach for the French national team under head coach Fabien Galthié.

Playing career titles:

Top 14 Winner - 1999, 2001, 2008, 2011, 2012; Runner-up: 2003, 2006
Heineken Cup - Winner: 2003, 2005, 2010; Runner-up: 2004, 2008
Six Nations - Winner: 2004, 2010; Runner-up: 2005
World Cup Runner-up: 2011


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2004 - present
toulouse Toulouse
1993 - 2013