Antoine Dupont was in fine form for Toulouse yesterday with his fine cross-field kick setting up a stunning last minute try for his club.
The playmakers side romped to a comfortable 46-26 win against Bayonne, which puts them joint top of the table with Stade Francais.
Dupont is widely held to be one of the greatest rugby union stars currently playing and certainly, deeply influential when it comes to the fortunes of the French national side.
Playing at fly-half yesterday, this was the former France captains final act in the 15 man game before switching his attention to sevens ahead of the 2024 Olympic games in Paris.
As a result he will miss the entire Six Nations and the rest of the Top 14 season.
One fan wrote: “I know a certain team in blue who could have desperately used someone like him a few nights ago.”
A second said: “I think Dupont, after he wins RWC27, should pick a different code/Sport (Rugby League, NFL, soccer, Quidditch etc) per year and try to dominate each one.”
Another commented: “France could have used him Friday night…”
“Competing for an Olympic medal is really motivating,” Dupont told Canal+ at the time of the announcement.
“We’ll have to adjust things. I won’t be able to play all the matches every weekend until the end of the season. Sacrifices will have to be made to be able to spend time with the team.”
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