Antoine Dupont rugby player
Antoine Dupont rugby player

Antoine Dupont

15th Nov 1996 1.75m/84kg Scrum Half

Dupont, a highly regarded half back prospect, from the village of Castelnau-Magnoac started rugby at the tender age of five.

In 2011, as a cadet, he joined FC Auch's training centre & signed for Castres in 2014 making his debut in November against Toulon in TOP 14.

Dupont featured for Castres 11 times in the 2014/15 campaign, with the highlight coming In January 2015, he scored his first try in Castres colours against Harlequins in the Challenge Cup.

In 2015/16 season Dupont broke onto the scene after a stellar Junior World Cup campaign with France, scoring 5 tries in 3 games, 3 of those coming against Japan. The nippy half back also featured much more prominently in the Castres line up with 18 appearances, mixing it up at scrum half and out half.

In September 2016, speculation was mounting on Dupont's future with various outlets reporting that he was on the move to Toulouse. However Castres denied the claims vigarously, claiming the scrum half was weighing up his options. In November 2016, it was announced that the French prospect was on his way to Toulouse for the 2017/18 season for a staggering €600,000 a year.

In May 2017 Dupont was named in the France squad to face South Africa in three-match series, the young halfback made his debut against Italy in the 2017 Six Nations and followed that up with an appearance against Wales the following week.

His performances in the tournament secured his spot in the French squad for the 2018 Six Nations, where he looks to add to his 6 international caps.

As of the 2018/2019 Champions Cup, DuPont has had 18 European Cups appearances scoring 4 tries and 20 points.

Ahead of the 2019 Six Nations, Dupont has had 3 previous 6 Nations appearances. He is yet to score any points.

(LS January 19, 2018)
ML 30/01/19

Career

image France
Scrum Half
2017 - present
toulouse Toulouse
Scrum Half
2017 - present
image France U20's
Openside Flanker
2016 - 2016
Castres Olympique Castres Olympique
Scrum Half
2014 - 2017