France coach warns Springboks to ‘watch out for ripped’ Dupont

In their convincing 96-0 victory over Namibia in their third World Cup match, France’s captain, one of the game’s finest players, suffered a facial fracture that casts question on his ability to play for the balance of the competition.

But Dupont and the French squad did everything they could to get him back in time for the quarterfinals; according to Midi Olympique, he even visited with a specialist to have a protective face mask custom-made that complies with World Rugby’s rules.

France captain Antoine Dupont

On Monday, the French Rugby Federation reported that “Antoine Dupont obtained authorization to resume rugby training following his medical visit with the surgeon who performed the surgery.”


Edwards disclosed that Dupont’s status has now altered from being approved to “return to training” to being “available and in contention for selection” against the Springboks in his most recent piece for the Daily Mail.

The fact that he hasn’t dropped any weight is crucial. Because of how ripped he is, and because unfed muscle deteriorates quickly, he was able to consume yoghurts and protein shakes the morning after his injury. He is completely lean, according to the France defense coach.

He has been exercising alone with the fitness guys while in and around camp. We’re optimistic that he’ll be able to play on Sunday against the Springboks.

“Given the caliber of player he is, I would support him to join the squad right away. He is a boss. I’ll be spending a little more time with him this week as the defense coach to get him ready.

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