Through Clement Mazella
Last weekend there was almost only for Antoine Dupont. Having completely changed the face of the match against Biarritz (won 11-17) when he entered the game, the scrum half of the Toulouse stadium was glorified. “He is the best rugby player in the world”, had not hesitated to let go of the former internationals Sébastien Chabal and Marie-Alice Yahé.
His actions, and in particular his solo test after having caught a cold in the Basque defense, turned on social networks. Ugo molaHe was more measured to talk about his phenomenon this Thursday, October 7: “Yes, he had a good comeback, but everything was not perfect”.
“A much more comfortable situation for Antoine”
A probable way for the Haut-Garonnais coach to prevent Antoine Dupont – even if this is not his style – from embarking after his last big performances. Or that it starts to overplay.
During the match in Aguilera, Ugo Mola believes that his international n ° 9 was above all able to benefit from the team’s awakening around the 55e minute, including the entry into play of an XXL bench with Tolofua, Baille, Ntamack or Mauvaka. “It was the environment and the ability the team had to recover from progress that put him in a much more comfortable situation. What Alexi Balès unfortunately did not know ”, underlines Mola.
“He still has a lot, a lot, a lot of work to do”
The technician goes even further: Dupont can do even better according to him. “It is obvious that he is a boy who does not leave you indifferent, capable of making a difference very regularly. I know a lot of time is spent patting her on the back and brushing her sideways, but Antoine still has a lot, a lot, a lot of work to do ”.
In what areas? “He still has plenty to work on, in his technique, his strategy, in order to be forgotten too…”. For those who believed that he was already familiar with the stars, Antoine Dupont could possibly go even higher. That makes dream…
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