ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
REGISTER
LOGIN
ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
Tuesday Nov 10, 2020

The highs and lows of Yoann Huget after he announced his retirement

This week, French international winger Yoann Huget announced his retirement from the game at the age of 33. He will see out the remainder of the season with club Toulouse before hanging up the boots.

ADVERTISEMENT

Huget won 62 caps for his country and spent most of his club career at Toulouse, having previously done stints at Bayonne and Agen.

While a talented winger come full back, Huget has always been something of a polarising figure in the game, with some notable incidents affecting his reputation.

Huget scored 14 tries for France, with his final score coming in the World Cup match against USA last year. But he has often courted controversy, with a feigned injury while playing for Toulouse against Bath, and a shambolic “altercation” with England’s Mike Brown in the 6 Nations in 2014.

 

ADVERTISEMENT

Huget was also suspended three months from the game in 2011, after missing three out of competition anti-doping tests, forcing him to miss that year’s Rugby World Cup.

Despite this, Huget enjoyed a largely successful international career, which will be remembered as being hit-and-miss, typical of his side’s fortunes between 2010 and 2019.

Related Articles

  • 26 WEEKS AGO

    Ellis Genge puts on his boxing gloves ready...

  • 26 WEEKS AGO

    Doping scandal hits the English Premiership...

  • 26 WEEKS AGO

    Former international captain retires



ADVERTISEMENT

Great Tries

  • 6 DAYS AGO

    Quick Thinking Etzebeth Scores Thrilling Try To Keep Sharks Alive In London

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Carlin Isles scores cracking tries in return to sevens rugby

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Chaotic try in classic footage shows just how unpredictable a rugby ball can be

  • 6 WEEKS AGO

    Jamie George Proves To Be The Ultimate Footballer In Sarries Win

  • 6 WEEKS AGO

    Lyon Loosehead Hamza Kaabeche Caught In Prop’s Worst Nightmare

View All

Big Hits & Dirty Play

  • 4 DAYS AGO

    Controversy Brewing Following Lack Of TMO intervention In ‘Dangerous’ Toulouse Tackle

  • 5 DAYS AGO

    Toulouse demonstrate power with spine tingling hits

  • 6 DAYS AGO

    Ugly Club Rugby Incident Caught On Camera

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    The Rarest Of Sights As Tuilagi Left Flattened By Giant Toulouse Secondrow

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Shocking scenes as Tuilagi is SAT DOWN

View All

See It To Believe It

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Almost 35,000 have now signed petition to reverse new grassroots tackle laws

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    RFU introduce maximum of waist high tackling in amateur rugby

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Big players omitted in Borthwick's new squad and Jones finds a new job - The fallout

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Chaotic try in classic footage shows just how unpredictable a rugby ball can be

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    Stormers finish off magical tries in the URC

View All

Funnies

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    “I’m Too Old” Referee Substituted In Bizarre Incident

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Bad day for referee Adam Leal as he takes a battering and then gets called by the wrong name

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Tommy Bowe with almighty blunder

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    Wild Acrobatics On Show As Toulouse Thump Clermont

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    Rugbydump’s Top Five Rugby Characters Of 2022

View All

Amateur

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    You Won’t See Many Better Than This Silky-Smooth Try From Llandovery RFC

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Incredible Scenes As Caldy RFC Hand Ealing First Championship Defeat Of The Season

  • 26 WEEKS AGO

    Dubious Score Decides Result Of Rugby's Biggest Schools Fixture

  • 26 WEEKS AGO

    Incredible Scenes At School Boys Rugby Match

  • 26 WEEKS AGO

    The Next Dominant Backrow?

View All

Player Features

  • 1 DAY AGO

    Josh Bassett signs for new premiership team after short stay at Harlequins

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Exeter fly half to depart for France

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Former England player switches to Scotland

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Exeter Chiefs to lose yet another player

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Big players omitted in Borthwick's new squad and Jones finds a new job - The fallout

View All