Mystery… The best player in the world has not been seen on a rugby pitch since the victory of Stade Toulousain in Cardiff (7-39), on December 11 in the Champions Cup. Since then, there has been talk of a flu-like state to explain the absences of Antoine Dupont. Until this Thursday at a press conference, where Ugo Mola mentioned an injury to his scrum half, without whom the Blues and the Red and Black are no longer the same.
“To answer a question that I don’t want to answer, I’m just telling you that he is injured”, simply replied the Toulouse manager, about “small problems which are not necessarily very serious”. Before returning to the France team, “who will communicate soon”.
Deal with that. It is understood that Dupont will not make the trip to England to face Wasps on Saturday in the European Cup. But after ? The Six Nations Tournament begins on February 6 with the reception of Italy in Saint-Denis, and Fabien Galthié will communicate his list at the beginning of next week.
Restored for the start of the Tournament?
According to Olympic noon, Dupont received an infiltration in his knee during the holidays and should be recovered for the start of the Tournament. But then, why so much hiding on the part of Mola, who will also have to compose this weekend, between two cases of Covid-19 and injuries, without Julien Marchand, Charlie Faumuina and Rory Arnold?