While the sky currently looks blue for the XV of France, the quarrel between the French Rugby Federation (FFR) and the National Rugby League (LNR) has slightly marred this beautiful landscape.. In the end, the players selected by Fabien Galthié will only be able to make a maximum of three match sheets this fall, out of the six scheduled matches. Asked about the subject, Antoine Dupont expressed his regret. “We will come and play when we are called up, that doesn’t change my approach. But it’s a shame to find yourself in this situation. We are the only country where we cannot come to an understanding and find solutions, but we have been saying it for years without things moving forward. The players are in the middle of it all and besides regretting it, not much can be said. Except that we will play when we are asked to do so, ”said the scrum half in an interview with Midi Olympique.
Dupont, the new “Minister of the Interior”?
However, after this great success against Wales (38-21), France ideally prepared before receiving Ireland, a decisive meeting for the title in the 2020 VI Nations Tournament. Suddenly, good humor is felt on the side of Marcoussis, the training camp of the Blues, where Dupont responds to a new nickname: the Minister of the Interior! “It’s good, but the idea is not mine at the base. On the two tests, I finally have nothing to do, ”admitted the Toulouse player, who enjoys a very high level back line. ” It’s the game that I love and I do everything to support myself. These actions are the hardest to produce but also those which provide the most pleasure. », Also explained Dupont, who was able to improve the work of Virimi Vakatawa and Romain Ntamack in particular.