April 17, 2024

Antoine Dupont’s sensational announcement

Eight days after their Champions Cup opener against Cardiff, Toulouse will be hoping for more of the same at Harlequins on Sunday. The French champions’ mission will not be helped, but they will be able to count on a rediscovered Antoine Dupont, as evidenced by his fine performance against Cardiff.

Expected to start at scrum-half for Harlequins, Danny Care knows what to exp…

Eight days after their Champions Cup opener against Cardiff, Toulouse will be hoping for more of the same at Harlequins on Sunday. The French champions’ mission will not be helped, but they will be able to count on a rediscovered Antoine Dupont, as evidenced by his fine performance against Cardiff.

Expected to start at scrum-half for Harlequins, Danny Care knows what to expect. The England international has crossed his path on several occasions with Ant was forced after only a few minutes to revise his judgment.

I remember Chris Robshaw telling us, ‘Guys, this guy’s fresh out of school, we’re going to get him,’ he scowled. I was like, Okay, let’s put the pressure on him. And after 10 minutes, he quickly played a penalty in his hand, rebounded off Chris Robshaw, refined Nick Easter and outjumped Nick Evans. The action ended with a Castres try between the posts. And Chris Robshaw says under the posts: Oh guys, you’ve got to keep an eye on that nine, he’s not bad in fact! For a moment I thought, Who the hell is this guy? It wastook 40 points (19-47), so it wasn’t a great collective memory, he told the press conference.