The family is growing for Antoine Dupont and the XV of France. Enough to delight the tricolor scrum-half.
According to the British bookmakers, Antoine was not the favorite. Consequence of the Grand Slam achieved by Ireland. The Irish Mack Hansen and Hugo Keenan seemed better placed. However, like last year after the successful Grand Slam by the XV of France, it was Antoine Dupont who was crowned best player of the 6 Nations Tournament. A performance of choice for the Toulouse player.
Antoine Dupont is only the third player to retain the trophy. Better, already winner in 2020, the tricolor captain joins Brian O’Driscoll in the annals of the Tournament, the two men sharing the coronation record. The Toulousain did not hide his pleasure when receiving his new trophy from the hands of Cyril Baille. “The France Rugby family is happy to announce the arrival of the youngest,” he wrote on social networks.
Family @francerugby is happy to announce the arrival of the youngest 🤗 Thank you all for your messages pic.twitter.com/qdesk8IfKo
— 𝗔𝗻𝘁𝗼𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗗𝗨𝗣𝗢𝗡𝗧 (@Dupont9A) March 29, 2023
And we can also speak of a large family. Because to his three titles of best player of the 6 Nations Tournament is added that of best player in the world received in 2021. And the list of his individual awards does not stop there since the native of Lannemezan also has an EPCR Prize of European player of the year as well as the prize for best player of the season awarded during Rugby Night in 2021.