Boks asking serious questions after Dupont returns from surgery even better
By Rugby Onslaught

Boks asking serious questions after Dupont returns from surgery even better

Just checking, could Antoine Dupont do this before his surgery?

Over the past four years the France captain has played at such an absurd level that even the most rational people out there have started to question whether he is a cyborg or not. Well those questions may have been answered after his surgery.

While most of the us believed the scrum-half was having a metal plate inserted into his face after fracturing his cheekbone against Namibia in September, that was just a ruse to allow France technicians to access his motherboard and increase his skill level- the evidence is plain to see.

France perhaps revealed too much this week in a video they shared online showing Dupont kicking at goal. Now the Toulouse star has kicked at goal before, but we don’t remember him being this good. The 26-year-old was able to slot a touchline kick in training. Oh, and it was from about two metres from the try line. The scientists who created the Antoine Dupont that we all thought we knew have clearly upped his kicking stats, and it does not bode well for South Africa in tomorrow’s World Cup quarter-final.

Take a look at the kick:

France XV 
1 Cyril Baille
2 Peato Mauvaka
3 Uini Atonio
4 Cameron Woki
5 Thibaud Flament
6 Anthony Jelonch
7 Charles Ollivon
8 Gregory Alldritt
9 Antoine Dupont (c)
10 Matthieu Jalibert
11 Louis Bielle-Biarrey
12 Jonathan Danty
13 Gael Fickou
14 Damian Penaud
15 Thomas Ramos

16 Pierre Bourgarit
17 Reda Wardi
18 Dorian Aldegheri
19 Romain Taofifenua
20 Francois Cros
21 Sekou Macalou
22 Maxime Lucu
23 Yoram Moefana

South Africa XV
1 Steven Kitshoff
2 Mbongeni Mbonambi
3 Frans Malherbe
4 Eben Etzebeth
5 Franco Mostert
6 Siya Kolisi (c)
7 Pieter-Steph du Toit
8 Duane Vermeulen
9 Cobus Reinach
10 Manie Libbok
11 Cheslin Kolbe
12 Damian de Allende
13 Jesse Kriel
14 Kurt-Lee Arendse
15 Damian Willemse

16 Deon Fourie
17 Ox Nche
18 Vincent Koch
19 RG Snyman
20 Kwagga Smith
21 Faf de Klerk
22 Handre Pollard
23 Willie Le Roux