Antoine Dupont makes his first training appearance with the French XV

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VIDEO – The France XV captain was seen training with some of his teammates for the first time in Lyon this Wednesday.

A picture that will delight France XV fans. If the soap opera surrounding the state of health of Antoine Dupont has not yet given its epilogue – we will find out on Monday whether he will be able to qualify for the possible quarter-finals of the Blues – the selection captain was seen this Wednesday with the ball. in hand during the training of his partners in Lyon. Fabien Galti’s men face Italy in their final group game on Friday. Returning from injury, Dupont is already out of this meeting.

In today’s episode, on the grass of the Stade Groupama, Olympique Lyonnais’ usual venue, we see Antoine Dupont smiling with the ball in his hands as he practices a few shots with Gaminetta under the watchful eye of his coach.


It is the first time since the injury he suffered against Namibia that the world’s best player has come out with some of his teammates. At least in front of the cameras. At a time when every fact and gesture is being commented on, the management of the France XV also wants to show that its captain is progressing every day and that his presence in a week is not impossible. Also a way to send a message to the Blues’ next opponents… Since returning to the France group last Saturday night into Sunday, Dupont had been physically speaking away from his teammates.

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