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Antoine Dupont red card: France star ‘almost killed’ Cheslin Kolbe

The Antoine Dupont red card was absolutely mental.

France extended their impressive winning run to 12 games when they tamed South Africa 30-26 at the Stade Vélodrome in arguably the game of the Autumn Nations Series so far.

The hosts had the scrum-half Antoine Dupont sent off in the second half after the world champions had been reduced to 14 men following Pieter-Steph du Toit’s early headhunt.

The commentator said: “Antoine Dupont. French rugby’s greatest talent, the golden child of Stade Velodrome is ordered from the field and it’s 14-a-piece for the last half hour. 

“And France have now been shorn of their skipper. But the most important thing, as Dupont receives a thunderous ovation from the Velodrome crowd, is to make sure that Cheslin Kolbe is okay.”

Antoine Dupont Has Been Voted The Greatest Rugby Player In The World

France playmaker Antoine Dupont has been voted as the best player in the world right now after a survey was conducted with more than 1000 fans participated. 

As former Scotland fly-half Rory Lawson says: “He just doesn’t have any weaknesses. There’s no flaw in any part of his game.”

Here is the list of the top 20 greatest ever rugby players voted by fans:

Best players in the world: Top 20

20. Faf de Klerk (South Africa)

Faf de Klerk of Sale Sharks during the Gallagher Premiership match between Exeter Chiefs and Sale Sharks at Sandy Park on 6 March 2022. Photo: Phil Mingo/PPAUK

19. Hamish Watson (Scotland)

18. Courtney Lawes (England)

17. Zinzan Brooke (New Zealand)

16. Sonny Bill Williams (New Zealand)

15. Johnny Sexton (Ireland)