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“Great acting” – Antoine Dupont accused of ‘playacting’ against Harlequins

A number of fans believe Toulouse star Antoine Dupont ‘playacted’ to get Harlequins hooker Jack Walker sin-binned during their Champions Cup semi-final.

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One fan wrote: “Didn’t touch his head! Play acting from Dupont,”

Another said: “Cheeky simulation from Dupont there. Hate to see it,”

A third commented: “Didn’t even touch his head. Dupont great acting,”

“Huge respect to Dupont for surviving a near death experience but not needing a HIA,” wrote a fourth sarcastically.

However, some fans and pundits didn’t think the yellow card punishment was enough for the England hooker.

Austin Healey commented: “Red I’m afraid,”

Another said: “A couple errors from the ref ? . Gave a 50 22. Kick from inside the half. Tackle on Dupont definite red”

2025 Six Nations fixtures confirmed with England handed toughest possible start

England will kick off their 2025 Guinness Six Nations campaign with an away match at the Aviva Stadium against Ireland. 

Commenting on the 2025 Guinness Six Nations fixtures, Tom Harrison, CEO of Six Nations Rugby, said:

“The Guinness Men’s Six Nations is an appointment to view each year, delivering blockbuster entertainment for fans all over the world. The Championship never fails to deliver unpredictable excitement and experiences for fans to look forward to and then savour. 

“The announcement of the next instalment of fixtures is always keenly anticipated by fans, and with tickets now available for the 2025 fixtures, coupled with extensive broadcast coverage of the games, fans can already begin looking forward to what is in store as the action for the remaining rounds of this year’s Championship plays out.”

2025 Siz Nations Fixtures


  • Friday 31 January
    • France vs Wales – 8.15pm
  • Saturday 1 February
    • Scotland vs Italy – 2.15pm
    • Ireland vs England – 4.45pm
Jamison Gibson-Park of Ireland spins the ball out during the Autumn Nations Cup match between England and Ireland at Twickenham Stadium, Twickenham, London on November 21 2020. – PHOTO: Phil Mingo/PPAUK


  • Saturday 8 February
    • Italy vs Wales – 2.15pm
    • England vs France – 4.45pm
  • Sunday 9 February
    • Scotland vs Ireland – 3pm