Antoine Dupont made his big debut with the Blues of rugby sevens

Quiet debut for Antoine Dupont with the Blues

The attraction Antoine Dupont, who is aiming for the Paris Olympic Games (July 26-August 11), played his first minutes with the French sevens rugby team in Vancouver (Canada), support of a team mastering its subject. The Blues shone during the first day of the fourth stage of the world circuit with a victory against the United States (24-12) then a show of force against Samoa (40 -7). They imitated the French women’s team, also victorious twice (26-14 against Canada then 19-7 against Spain).

The quarter-finalist of the last rugby union world championship made a discreet debut but welcomed by the public by starting the two matches on the bench, only to return both times in the 11th minute (one match is already © cut into two periods of 7 minutes), each time while the meeting was over. In such a short time, Dupont, number 25 on the back, did not score a try, but was involved in some actions, passing and in the rucks, where he was sanctioned once by the referee.

>> Results, reactions… Dupont’s firsts with the French Sevens team

With Winny Claret in Vancouver

Big victory against Samoa

A few hours after their victory against the United States (24-12), the Blues beat Samoa (40-7) by scoring six tries. Antoine Dupont played a few more minutes, participating in the last try.

Next match at night

The French team plays again this night in Vancouver, this time against Samoa. Kick-off at 4:40 a.m. for night owls. We will then have to wait until Saturday evening to see the Blues against Australia.

Dupont starts with a victory

The French rugby sevens team won fairly well against the United States for its entry into the running in Vancouver (24-12). Four tries scored and Antoine Dupont’s first minutes with the Blues.

The Stade Toulousain player played around three minutes in the second period and did not have many opportunities to show himself.

Fourth French test

The Blues are progressing in this second period and it is the fourth flattened test. Transformation failed again

France – United States: 24-7

And here is the entry of Antoine Dupont

There are about three minutes left to play and it will be his first time with the French rugby sevens team.

Third try for the Blues!

We attack through the corridor, we then come to occupy the axis to flatten through Pasquet. No transformation

France – United States: 19-7

Dupont should be back soon

Number 25 prepares on the edge of the field as the second period begins

Sepho’s second attempt

Second French try, again signed Sepho after an interception in midfield

France – United States: 14-7

And the French test!

Good phase of play for the Blues after a recovered ball. Effective, sober with a wide ball on the left side on Jordan Sepho to flatten between the poles.

France – United States: 7-7

The first points are American

7-0 for the United States against the Blues for the moment too imprecise. The essay is signed Lacamp

Here we go for the Blues!

Antoine Dupont is on the bench, the coach kept the same team as during the last stage

The Blues play the next match

For the moment Ireland faces Great Britain. The French team will then play against the United States.

The Blues’ program during this stage of the World Sevens in Vancouver

Friday night

Night from Friday to Saturday

Saturday night

Hello everyone

Welcome to the RMC Sport site and application to follow live and in full the great debut of Antoine Dupont with the French rugby sevens team. Before competing in the Olympic Games Paris this summer, the Blues face the United States, Samoa then Australia in the World Sevens stage in Vancouver (Canada).

After the immense disillusionment experienced with the French XV during the 2023 World Cup at home, Dupont decided to take a break from rugby 7s. With one objective: win Olympic gold this summer. For now, the scrum half from Stade Toulouse has only participated in training courses with the French 7s team.

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