April 17, 2024

Antoine Dupont, a big disappointment on the horizon?

It’s now official. As announced several months ago, Antoine Dupont will be taking part in the Paris Olympic Games. The French captain will join the French Sevens team in January, and will take part in two tournaments over the winter, in Vancouver (February 23-25) and Los Angeles (March 2-3). This will be before he returns to Stade Toulousain in the spring, with the former Castrais p…

It’s now official. As announced several months ago, Antoine Dupont will be taking part in the Paris Olympic Games. The French captain will join the French Sevens team in January, and will take part in two tournaments over the winter, in Vancouver (February 23-25) and Los Angeles (March 2-3). This will be before he returns to Stade Toulousain in the spring, with the former Castrais player having to go back and forth between the Rouge et Noir and the Bleus du VII.

When you’re yo-yoing between the 7s and the XVs, it’s harder to fit in with the team that’s making progress.players in the field, the main adaptation is strategic. That’s why it’s complicated to do both sports at the same time, because there are big differences, he explains.

The Lannemezan native’s physical abilities are certainly reassuring. He will, however, have to get used to playing sevens, which may seem unnatural for a player from a XV background.