Antoine Dupont cleared to play for Toulouse against Munster

Antoine Dupont cleared to play for Toulouse against Munster

Toulouse star Antoine Dupont is free to play against Munster in next week's Champions Cup opener after his ban was reduced on appeal.

The scrum-half had been suspended for four weeks by World Rugby after his dangerous gesture against Cheslin Kolbe against South Africa. On a high ball, the tricolor scrum-half had hit the South African winger in the air, who landed on his head. 


Dupont's appeal has been upheld, however, and he is now free to play immediately having served a two-week ban. He missed France's clash with Japan and Toulouse's Top 14 game against Lyon.


Dupont was recently shortlisted for World Player of the Year, losing out to Ireland and Leinster flanker Josh van der Flier.


A World Rugby statement said: "An Appeal Committee allowed his appeal and reduced his suspension from four weeks to two weeks. 


"The Appeal Committee concluded that his conduct merited a lower end entry point, and with an appropriate reduction for mitigation, imposed a sanction of two weeks."

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