The international scrum-half Antoine Dupont, absent in the last match at Stade Toulousain in Clermont, has still not resumed training. Without certainty, the staff is hoping for his return to the Montpellier venue on Sunday. Just like that of the Arnold twins, they were very present in training.
His absence is always noticed. Package for the trip to Clermont last Saturday in the Top 14 (defeat 16 to 13 of Toulouse), the scrum half Antoine Dupont, that the manager Ugo Mola had announced “tired” and left to rest last week, was still not in the field this Tuesday afternoon.
“A flu syndrome, coupled with a kind of gastro”, admitted the Toulouse staff, to justify his absence. But the coaches do not despair of recovering the recent best player in the world for the Montpellier hall on Sunday (9:05 pm) on behalf of the 15th day of the Top 14. It must be said that with the injury of Baptiste Germain last month in Cardiff , the post is a little depopulated.
Pessimism for Flament
However, Stade Toulousain will count on a lot of returns in the group: the pillar Charlie Faumuina, package before the match in Cardiff, the center Santiago Chocobares and the twins Richie and Rory Arnold connected normally. The first, Richie, victim of a broken forearm in Racing in early November, is starting 100% for Sunday, while Rory will have to wait for a more committed training in the week to take stock of his participation.
Pessimism prevails for that of the 2nd or 3rd row Thibault Flament, victim of a concussion last Saturday and who did not consider himself 100% recovered today. Elstadt (ankle) and Fouyssac should not be able to apply.