Antoine Dupont to take first steps with French rugby sevens team

Now the situation is concrete. Antoine Dupont, who announced that he wanted to join the French sevens rugby team in the hope of participating in the Paris Olympic Games (26 July-11 August) in November, was officially called up by the federation on Tuesday, January 2. From Wednesday, Stade Toulouse’s attacking squad will train with their new team-mates at the National Rugby Center in Marcoussis (Essonne).

Dupont, who trained with his club in Toulouse on Tuesday afternoon, will stay at Marcoussis for only one day, while this first training course of the year will last until Friday for the other sixteen septists selected by coach Jérôme Daret.

Technical and physical properties

Due to this new commitment, the player who has become the undisputed headliner of French rugby during the 2023 World Cup will be transferred to the VII League. He will skip the Six Nations in February and March to get used to the technical and physical aspects of rugby. . “To be really good at discipline you have to play at least four or five tournaments.”announced WorldIn November, Damien Cler, who participated in the Rio Olympics (Brazil) with the Blues in 2016.

Later in the season, the 27-year-old is scheduled to appear on the world rugby sevens tour at two stops: February 23-25 ​​in Vancouver, Canada, followed by March 2 and 3 in Los Angeles, United States. .

Until then, Antoine Dupont will continue to improve with Stade Toulouse against Lyon for the 12th game on Saturday.to First 14 days.

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