April 14, 2024

Antoine Dupont, the sensational announcement!

All that’s missing is officialization. This should happen early next week, according to L’Equipe. But Antoine Dupont’s inclusion in the list of 7-a-side rugby players called up to prepare for the Paris Olympics in January is now a foregone conclusion. This was hardly in doubt, given the statements made by various parties.

Just to be able to play in the Games It’s a big de…

All that’s missing is officialization. This should happen early next week, according to L’Equipe. But Antoine Dupont’s inclusion in the list of 7-a-side rugby players called up to prepare for the Paris Olympics in January is now a foregone conclusion. This was hardly in doubt, given the statements made by various parties.

Just to be able to play in the Games It’s a big deal for the FFR, 7-a-side rugby and the Games, explained Florian Grill, President of the Federation, to L’Equipe.

The adventure will begin in January

In reality, Antoine Dupont, who resumed with Stade Toulousain last weekend almost a month after Les Bleus were eliminated by South Africa, is set to embark on the adventure in January. As well as getting to know his new team-mates, he’ll need to learn about the specificities of 7-a-side rugby. The former Castrais player will pass a first test in the middle of winter by taking part in two tournaments on the continent. lousain in spring in the home stretch of the season. This was undoubtedly the condition set by the French champions for their agreement.

Antoine Dupont, on the other hand, will be a unique case. Although Midi-Olympique had announced that other Fabien GalthiƩ players, including Damien Penaud and Sekou Macalou, might be joining the Tricolor captain on this adventure, this will not be the case. The message would have been disastrous for the 7s players, and the Dupont operation would have cost the Federation more than it could afford to pay for other players.