During the Test match between the Blues and Argentina at the State de France this Saturday (9pm), Antoine DuPont will unveil his new role as captain of France XV. Before the meeting, French Scrum explained to reporters what had changed for him and the pride he felt in his new role.
Appointed captain in the absence of Charles Oliven, injured, Antoine DuPont will be baptized by fire against Argentina in Saint-Denis this Saturday. Scrum-Half is eager to challenge the Boomers and win the many talented players who have guided France to XV in the past.
“[Ses premiers jours comme capitaine] Went well. Being blue in Marcosis is pleasing. It had been a long time, the State Toulouse player said. This character happened very naturally. I was already a leader with other players. There, this extra activity did not significantly change my attitude. “
“Most referees, I’ve already passed them”
With the impressive ball in hand since his debut with the Blues, Antoine DuPont wants to go one step further. Guide the game with gratitude to his Vista and he will do it by his behavior. When learning to manage referees.
“Being a captain is a great honor, it’s a strong one. When you look at the names that have passed before, you learn about the legacy. It inspires you to be a role model and give the best from you,” the 24-year-old continued. Half of the old scrum.
Before emphasizing the importance of discussions with officials during the match: “This is something that needs to be taken into account. The relationship with the referee is an important fact, more internationally. I may have less experience than other captains,” said Antoine DuPont. Internationally, I know him, no problem … and I tried. English (laughs)! “
DuPont was impatient to see the Ntamak-Jollybert duo
The captaincy of Antoine DuPont is not the only novelty in this Test match between France XV and Argentina. As announced by RMC Sport during the preparation for the fall tour, Romain will play at the Endmac center and Matthew Jollybart will play at the start. Fabian Calti’s Staff Selection and Antoine DuPont’s Happy Talents Association.
“It adds a lot of strings to our curve, especially on the attacking side, finally launching the scrum half blues. We have two players who can make the right choices, study the gaps, make the right choices with the best technology. Provides additional options. “
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