Patrice Collazo, from Toulon, is the RCT team manager for 2018-2019
On Wednesday, June 6th, during a press conference, Chairman Mourad Boudjellal officially announced that Patrice Collazo will be the Rugby Club Toulonnais team manager, next season.
Born in the town of La Seyne-sur-Mer, near Toulon, Patrice Collazo comes back to the region where he grew up after a brilliant career as a player: he started in Toulon and then successively played for Bordeaux-Bègles, Stade Français Paris, Gloucester, Toulouse and Racing 92.
He was a dedicated left prop and won, amongst other trophies, two European Cups with Toulouse, in 2003 and 2005. In 2000, he also made one appearance with the French national team.
He then started his career as a coach with the Racing 92 junior team, before signing for La Rochelle. After seven seasons spent on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, he now joins Rugby Club Toulonnais and will be its team manager for the next three seasons.