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 condition to explain the absences of Antoine Dupont. Until Thursday at a press conference, where Ugo Mola spoke of an injury about his scrum half, without whom the Blues and the Reds and Blacks are no longer the same.
“To answer a question I don’t want to answer, I’m just telling you that he’s injured”, simply replied the Toulouse manager, about “small concerns that are not necessarily very serious”. Before returning to the France team, “who will communicate soon”.
Get by with this. It is understood that Dupont will not make the trip to England to face the Wasps on Saturday in the European Cup. But after ? The VI 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.
Recovered for the start of the Tournament?
According to Olympic noon, Dupont received a knee injection over the holidays and is expected to be recovered for the start of the Tournament. But then, why so many secrecy 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?