The days pass, France does not breathe and waits for news of its prince Antoine Dupont, best rugby player on the planet and more.
Stroke of luck, Fabien Galthié is there to reassure his people.
Absent from the start of the preparatory course for the Tournament, the Toulousain "is doing well", said the coach of the XV of France on Wednesday.
“I got him, we exchanged: he is fine.
He resumed training two weeks ago.
He wanted to play (against Cardiff, in the European Cup) but the match could not be played.
In addition, he tested positive for covid afterwards.
But he's fine, he's still training, "said Galthié at a press conference.
Dupont has not played since December
“Today he has a test at his club and, depending on the results, he will or will not play with Stade Toulousain.
That is the decision of his manager Ugo Mola and I trust him to make the best decision for his team and for Antoine, ”he further explained.
The Toulouse scrum half (26 years old, 35 caps), has not played since mid-December.
He resumed training early last week after experiencing knee pain.
Initially summoned to the list of 42 players to prepare for the 2022 Tournament, Dupont had to forfeit after testing positive for Covid-19, along with several of his teammates in Toulouse, including Romain Ntamack, Cyril Baille, François Cros or Anthony Jelonch.
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