Castres assistant coach David Darricarrère spoke on RMC about Friday’s Top 14 semi-final against Stade Toulousain and its phenomenon Antoine Dupont.
The meeting is given between Stade Toulousain and Castres for a place in the final of the Top 14. A meeting which will take place next Friday on the lawn of the Allianz Riviera, in Nice. The day after Toulouse’s victory (33-28) over La Rochelle in the play-offs, Castres assistant coach David Darricarrère was invited by RMC to evoke this shock which can lead to an eighth final of the French championship for the CO. To do this, the Tarnais will have to contain the attacks of the defending champion and his master to play Antoine Dupont, author of an XXL game against the Rochelais. The technician, launched on the subject, does not see with a good eye the idea of surrounding the best player in the world in 2021 although he gives him all his praise for his great performance in the play-offs. A match within a match that he considers dangerous for his team as the danger is omnipotent in the Toulouse workforce.
“That would be putting a bullet in the foot”
“Antoine Dupont always impresses with his level of play. He hovers over the championship and I want to say over world rugby. He’s an exceptional player, we know that., recognizes David Darricarrère. Putting a plan on Antoine Dupont would be putting a bullet in the foot because there are so many very good players around him. It’s the X factor. He knows how to do everything, he feels rugby and obviously the matches he plays are always at a very high level. “A clear opinion about the best player of the last Six Nations Tournament, who forms the backbone of his team with his French international friends Peato Mauvaka, Cyril Baille, Romain Ntamack and Thomas Ramos. At ease to speed up the game and disorganize the opposing block, Antoine Dupont has scored a try in his last four meetings. The Castres have been warned.