Antoine Dupont ends Maro Itoje in a moment he'll never recover from
By Rugby Onslaught

Antoine Dupont ends Maro Itoje in a moment he’ll never recover from

France were simply on fire in the first half against England at Twickenham on Saturday, and everything good from the visitors was spearheaded by scrum-half Antoine Dupont.

Nothing quite summed up their dominance like the scrum-half’s dummy kick which he sold to Maro Itoje.

This was the dummy:

Here was the reaction online:

Just a few minutes later Dupont was producing a similar piece of magic with a 50:22 kick from a box kick. Oh, it was with his left foot as well, which is a pretty awesome flex.

Take a look at Dupont’s 50:22:

It took France no time at all to score a try from the lineout, with Thibaud Flament going over. A Charles Ollivon try later in the half gave Les Bleus a 27-3 half time lead, which is the biggest lead France have ever had over England at half time of a match.

15. Freddie Steward (Leicester Tigers, 20 caps)
14. Max Malins (Saracens, 17 caps)
13. Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 54 caps)
12. Ollie Lawrence (Bath Rugby, 10 caps)
11. Anthony Watson (Leicester Tigers, 53 caps)
10. Marcus Smith (Harlequins, 20 caps)
9. Jack van Poortvliet (Leicester Tigers, 10 caps)
1. Ellis Genge (C) (Bristol Bears, 46 caps)
2. Jamie George (Saracens, 75 caps)
3. Kyle Sinckler (Bristol Bears, 59 caps)
4. Maro Itoje (Saracens, 65 caps)
5. Ollie Chessum (Leicester Tigers, 8 caps)
6. Lewis Ludlam (Northampton Saints, 17 caps)
7. Jack Willis (Toulouse, 8 caps)
8. Alex Dombrandt (Harlequins, 12 caps)

16. Jack Walker (Harlequins, 2 caps)
17. Mako Vunipola (Saracens, 77 caps)
18. Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers, 98 caps)
19. David Ribbans (Northampton Saints, 3 caps)
20. Ben Curry (Sale Sharks, 3 caps)
21. Alex Mitchell (Northampton Saints, 3 caps)
22. Owen Farrell (Saracens, 104 caps)
23. Henry Arundell (London Irish, 5 caps)

France XV
15. Thomas Ramos
14. Damian Penaud
13. Gael Fickou
12. Jonathan Danty
11. Ethan Dumortier
10. Romain Ntamack
9. Antoine Dupont
1. Cyril Baille
2. Julien Marchand
3. Dorian Aldegheri
4. Thibaud Flament
5. Paul Willemse
6. Francois Cros
7. Charles Ollivon
8. Gregory Alldritt

16. Peato Mauvaka
17. Reda Wardi
18. Sipili Falatea
19. Romain Taofifenua
20. Sekou Macalou
21. Maxime Lucu
22. Yoram Moefana
23. Melvyn Jaminet