Antoine Dupont never ceases to impress the world of rugby. Author of a test and decisive on four others during the demonstration (50-10) of the XV of France in Italy to launch the Six Nations Tournament on Saturday February 6, the scrum half continues on the momentum of a year 2020 already very convincing. Among the Blues, the abilities of “Toto”, elected man of the match in Rome, impress his partners.
“I call him the Martian, he’s an alien. He does not come from the same planet as us, exclaims his friend and partner at Stade Toulousain, Cyril Baille. It’s the X factor, it’s impressive with every ride. It is a pleasure to play with him. “
“He’s always one step ahead”
“Where he is impressive is his consistency. He manages to disrupt the opposing defenses on his own. Everyone in the France team has adapted to their game and to the differences that they are capable of making ”, underlines the French back, Brice Dulin.
The qualities of Antoine Dupont are not only appreciated by the Blues. In an interview with Tuesday The team, Australian rear of Racing 92, Kurtley Beale, the judge “impressive. With each game, he grows more. He was already a world class player and he is in my opinion today in the top 3 of the best players in the world. Antoine has athletic qualities above the rest and he knows how to use them, not only in attack but also in defense. […] At the moment, I don’t know if there is a more influential player for his team than Antoine Dupont ”.
In Italy, Antoine Dupont once again distinguished himself by his ability to find support from his partners when they were engulfed in a breach. An aptitude which earned him the nickname of “Minister of the Interior”. “He owes it to his vision of the game and his sense of anticipation,” says Dulin. Physically, he is at the top and he is always one step ahead. “
The scrum-half, named best player of the Six Nations Tournament last year, gave way to Baptiste Serin shortly before the hour mark in Italy. A desire of the staff to be able to save its phenomenon before the trip to Ireland on Sunday. Where “the Martian” will still be expected.
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