RUGBY The captain of the Blues received the lightest sanction provided for by the scale of the International Federation after involuntarily flying Kolbe at the Vélodrome
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Antoine Dupont arrived very late after kicking over the Boks defense. — Daniel Cole
The scrum-half and captain of the XV of France Antoine Dupont was suspended four weeks after his red card received in the victory against South Africa (30-26) last Saturday, indicated Thursday World Rugby in a press release.
The World Rugby Disciplinary Committee imposed an eight-week suspension for the Toulouse player for a dangerous tackle on South African winger Cheslin Kolbe, whose feet were not touching the ground at the time of impact, a sanction reduced to; four weeks due to the clean record and an apology from the French scrum half.
Dupont admitted his fault
“The fault is there. Even if it is not voluntary, we have seen it, Cheslin (Kolbe) rocks, he could have hurt himself, admitted Dupont (26 years old, 42 caps) just after the match to About the first red card of his career.
Indisputable holder of the Blues during the Grand Slam this year, elected best player in the world in 2021 and at the end of the season. new name for this title this year, Dupont will miss the last autumn test of the Blues against Japan, Sunday at; Toulouse, where the Bordelais Maxime Lucu should replace him at; the fray.
With no Smith present, this is the third; line of the Blues Charles Ollivon (29 years old, 27 caps), the first captain chosen by coach Fabien Galthié at the start of his mandate, before giving way to Toulouse, who will be the captain of the XV of France against the Japanese.
The scrum-half will also miss three meetings with his Toulouse club: two Top 14 matches (against Lyon and Perpignan) and one European Cup, a trip to the Irish from Munster on December 11.