Yoann Huget rugby player
Yoann Huget rugby player

Yoann Huget

2nd Jun 1987 1.90m/96kg Left Wing

A polarizing figure, Yoann Huget was an entertainer on the rugby pitch representing his country 62 times scoring 14 tries.

In a professional career spanning over 16 years, Huget played over 300 Top 14 games and 45 European matches, with 13 of those coming for Toulouse in the European Cup.

He started his career for Toulouse in 2005, scoring his first try in 2006 against CA Brive. He proceeded to move to Agen in 2008 and scored 14 tries that season in the D2. He also represented France at U19 and U21 levels.

Bayonne took notice of this and signed him in 2010 where he had an impressive opening season. This led to his international debut against Argentina in 2010. Huget made his European bow in the Challenge Cup for Bayonne, with the first of four European games for them being a 16-13 defeat to Connacht Rugby in the 2010/11 Amlin Challenge Cup. He returned to Toulouse in 2012, where his form continued to improve. He remained in Saint-Andre's plans throughout the 2013 Six Nations campaign. His opening try against England in 2014 was scored after 32 seconds, making it the second-fastest try in Six Nations (2000-2019) history.

Huget was then selected for the Six Nations Championship in 2015, starting all five games and being one of France's star performers. A strong end to the 2014/15 season with Toulouse saw him selected in the French squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England.

He started at right-wing in his only World Cup match at RWC 2015, the pool phase triumph (32-10) over Italy at Twickenham, France's first match at the 2015 World Cup but a torn ligament in his right knee ruled him out of the remainder of the competition.

Huget made a full recovery and made his return in Toulouse's warm-up win against Racing 92 and scored a try in a 35-21 defeat of the Top 14 champions. Once returning to Toulouse in 2012, the winger did not leave the TOP14 club again before announcing that the 2020/21 season would be his final one.

Huget's final appearance for France came at the 2019 Rugby World Cup where he started the quarter-final against Wales.

His final season was cruelly cut short in April 2021, when he suffered an ACL injury which ruled him out of the remainder of the season. He scored a try in what proved to be his final game for Toulouse against rivals Racing 92. He won three Top 14 titles with Toulouse.

JW April 2021.

Career

su_agen Agen
Left Wing
2008 - 2010
avironbayonnais Bayonne
Left Wing
2010 - 2012
image France
Left Wing
2010 - 2019
toulouse Toulouse
Left Wing
2005 - 2021