RMC SPORT INFO – Stade Toulousain international scrum half Antoine Dupont, who has not played since December 11, tested positive for Covid before the match against Cardiff on Saturday and then the gathering of the XV of France.
Another blow for Antoine Dupont. According to information from RMC Sport, Stade Toulousain international scrum half Antoine Dupont tested positive for Covid-19 this week. The best player in the world has definitely not been spared from the glitches for a few weeks. Dupont has indeed not played since December 11 due to a painful knee and this will unfortunately continue.
No match in two months before the Tournament
He was finally due to return to competition this Saturday for the reception of Cardiff during the 4th day of the Champions Cup before joining the XV of France like nine other players from the Ville Rose (Baille, Mauvaka, Marchand, Flament, Cros, Jelonch, Ntamack, Lebel, Ramos) to prepare for the Six Nations Tournament within the group of 42 players called up by Fabien Galthié with the aim of receiving Italy on February 6. Dupont will therefore not have played a single match in two months before launching the Tournament. On a more ideal known preparation.
On Monday, number 9 had resumed training with his partners before testing positive like several of his partners and staff members as indicated on Wednesday by RMC Sport. The whole group passed new tests on Thursday, two days before this European meeting, and the club is awaiting the results. The press conference, scheduled for Thursday, has been postponed by one day. Dupont, he had already been contaminated last year on the sidelines of the Tournament. It remains to be seen how many other players will be affected in total and especially among internationals, while Cardiff’s reception is still uncertain under these conditions.