More proof that Antoine Dupont is a level above everyone else
By Rugby Onslaught

More proof that Antoine Dupont is a level above everyone else

If France captain and reigning World Rugby player of the year Antoine Dupont did have a weakness, some might say it is his kicking game. It is not exactly bad, but it maybe is not at the world class standard most other areas of his game are. So when he produces kicks like he did against Brive and the weekend, there is simply no hope for anyone else.

The scrum-half pulled a 50:22 out the bag against Brive on Saturday to show his kicking game isn’t bad either. In his side’s 45-7 win at Brive’s Stade Amédée-Domenech, Dupont kicked a 50:22, or more specifically a 22:22, all from within the five metre channel. Maybe he is an amateur geometer? Maybe it was just a lucky bounce? But it just so happens that really good players tend to be lucky a lot. Take a look at the kick:

Brive XV: 15. Laranjeira (cap.); 14. Tuicuvu, 13. Arnold , 12. Galletier , 11. Muller; 10. Olding, 9. Lobzhanidze; 7. Ford, 8. Papali’i, 6.E. Abadie; 5. Paulos, 4. Delannoy; 3. Van der Merwe, 2. Matu’u, 1. Brennan.
Replacements: 16. Da Silva , 17. Vanai, 18. Zafra, 19. Bedou, 20. Sanga, 21. Raffy, 22. Jurand, 23. Ceccarelli

Toulouse XV: 15. Jaminet; 14. Bonneval, 13. Barassi, 12. Guitoune , 11. Lebel; 10. Ramos , 9. Dupont (cap.); 7.Elstadt, 8.Roumat, 6.Jelonch; 5.Arnold, 4.Brennan; 3.Aldegheri , 2.Mauvaka , 1.Ainu’u.
Replacements: 16. Marchand, 17. Duprat, 18. Flament, 19. Youyoutte, 20. T. Ntamack, 21. A. Retière, 22. Mallia, 23. Trauth