“Rugby World Cup 2023: Antoine Dupont is fit! What date for the quarter-final?”
Antoine Dupont, injured since the match against Namibia, has received authorization from the surgeon to train and is applying for a permanent position.
- After beating Italy (60-7) on Friday, October 6, the XV of France qualified. for the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup and will face South Africa on October 15 at 9 p.m.
- This meeting will perhaps be with Antoine Dupont. The captain of the Blues who had a decisive appointment with the surgeon this Monday, October 9, received the green light.
- Follow all the information on the World Cup rugby, match results and group rankings in our live.
23:08 – Who could be the Blues' opponents in the semi-finals -final and in the final?
END OF LIVE – If France won its quarter-final against France South Africa on Sunday, the road would still be long and strewn with people. pitfalls before Antoine Dupont and his teammates could possibly lift the Webb Ellis trophy. If indeed the Blues are already climbing to the top In the semi-final, they will face the winner of England-Fiji on Saturday October 21. In the final, the XV of Fabien Galthié could then find the All Blacks, or face the Irish who remain the favorites for this 2023 Rugby World Cup, or the winner of Wales – Argentina.
22:04 – Why South Africa could have no anthem or flag in the Rugby World Cup quarter-final
Dramatic drama in the middle of the competition. During the quarter-finals of the 2023 Rugby World Cup, South Africa could be deprived of its flag and anthem. And for good reason, the South African government would not have modified, within the time allotted to it, an obsolete law on doping-free sport in order to comply with the latest World Anti-Doping Code entered into force. effective in 2021. South Africa had been formal notice on September 22. She then had 21 days. So he only has a few days left to remedy the problem. the situation and thus avoid its players potentially having to play under a neutral banner in the quarter-finals. "We will comply with the regulations. in due time but there is no question that we will find ourselves in a situation whereù “our teams would not play under the South African flag”, for his part said an official from the Ministry of Sports. À note that an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport could make it possible to suspend the imposition of sanctions. The option seems to be on the table while time is running out…
9:01 p.m. – When will Antoine Dupont's return to the field be possible? ;be validated (or not)?
Still according to information from RMC Sport, it seems that if the captain of the Blues has trained With the starters this Monday, the real test for Antoine Dupont will take place during the contact and engagement training which is organized on Tuesday and Wednesday. The suspense is high. its height!
20:03 – Antoine Dupont expected to be among the starters on Sunday against; South Africa
Imminent return to competition for Antoine Dupont? In any case, that’s what RMC Sport thinks it knows. According to his information, the captain of the Blues could be part of the starting XV of the France team against the Springboks on Sunday, in the quarter-final of the Rugby World Cup. This is demonstrated in particular by his presence in the group of holders on Monday at training, and the return of the one who had taken over in recent times, Maxime Lucu, in that of the replacements.
19:00 – Faletau forfeited, replaced; by Hardy
Wales' third row, Taulupe Faletau, was added. suffered a broken left arm against Georgia on Saturday afternoon (43-19). The XV du Poireau loses an important part of its collective. Coach Warren Gatland has decided to move on. calling up scrum-half Kieran Hardy as a replacement. He explained of this choice: "We feel that we have enough solutions ahead to compensate for the departure of Faletau. So we decided call Kieran to give more in our coverage of the scrum-half position and allow us to have more solutions also to this position. training and distributing tasks." Flyhalf Gareth Anscombe is also doubtful for the Welsh, ahead of their quarter-final against Argentina on Saturday.
18:30 – Which fly-half for South Africa?
By calling the opener of the 2019 coronation, Handré Pollard, currently in the world to replace hooker Malcolm Marx, South Africa offered itself an interesting tactical alternative. While the starting 10 at the start of the competition, Manie Libbok, seems more effective in leading the offensive game, Handré Pollard is valuable for his kicking game. The Springboks may want to take advantage of their superiority. in the air by lining up the man who led them to the title four years ago. In addition, the South Africans lack a reliable goalscorer, especially at midfield. long distance, and Pollard looks like the ideal solution. Will coach Jacques Nienaber choose continuity? in animation by establishing Libbok, or the reliability of and the foot variation, preferring Pollard?
18:00 – Serge Blanco dubs Damian Penaud
The record holder for the number of tries for the Blues (38), Serge Blanco, confided: à Reuters that he would like Damian Penaud (second with 35 tries) to beat his record during this world championship: "Records are made to be broken and I think mine will be broken by Damian. He has an excellent vision of the game, he is always well placed. He can score from everywhere: sometimes he is in the full-back position, sometimes on the other wing. […] I wish him to beat my record, but not in the quarter-finals. I hope it will be in the final, to give us our first World Cup and capsize the hearts of the French ;ais."
5:30 p.m. – The Blues' program for the week
After almost three weeks spent at home, Aix-en-Provence, the XV of France settles this afternoon in its new base camp, at Aix-en-Provence. Rueil-Malmaison (Hauts-de-Seine). The Blues had a weekend off after their victory Friday evening against Italy (60-7), and will now prepare for the next game. face South Africa in the quarter-finals on Sunday at 9 p.m., at the Stade de France. Antoine Dupont got the green light from his surgeon this morning to resume training with contacts, and he should train with the rest of the group tomorrow.
17:00 – Bad news for Marchand
Julien Marchand was injured hamstring injury during the opening match against New Zealand (27-13). Bruno Boussagol, health manager of the XV of France, explained at a press conference that the Blues hooker should be out of the match against South Africa: "It is unlikely that he will be in the squad for the quarter. But if Julien remained ; in the group, we have a chance to see him between now and the end of the World Cup."
16:15 – Dupont hopes against South Africa
Bruno Boussagol, the health manager of the Blues, explained the recovery process of Antoine Dupont after the agreement of his surgeon this morning: "The prerequisite for Antoine to resume was the green light from the surgeon. It's done. We will now ensure that it gradually increases in power until it reaches its peak. Sunday. We will accompany him. He already had resumed some face-to-face contacts; shields last weekend. There, he will train normally with the group. We have until now. Wednesday to see his reaction. After each training session, there will be an evaluation of your condition and your progress. Afterwards the decision to play him will be up to the staff."
3:30 p.m. – Tadjer: "After that, we can die tomorrow"< /h3>
Mike Tadjer, hooker of the Portuguese XV which defeated Fiji last night (24-23) and obtained this country's first victory in the World Cup, reacted yesterday to this historic success: "After that, we can die tomorrow. ÇIt's going to be a fantastic day for me. I'm retiring after this World Cup, and to finish on top is incredible for me. Some of the players are amateurs in Portugal, others are professionals in France. For four years, we worked on to obtain this result, and today, it is a great happiness to have won. this match. I hope that we will continue to do so. work in the right direction for the next generation."
2:45 p.m. – Joseph: "This is our best match in the last four years" ;
Jamie Joseph, Japan coach, spoke about on the defeat of the Japanese against Argentina (27-39) yesterday, who eliminated the Japanese and qualified their opponent of the day: "It's our best match of the last four years. We made mistakes but in terms of attitude, I am very proud of my team, my players and my staff. It was my last match as coach of this team and, after four years as coach of this team, it was my last match as manager of this team. Preparing for the last World Cup, which took place in Japan, I spent some time preparing for the last World Cup, which took place in Japan. the last years at try to develop Japanese rugby. We haven't been there yet. helped by Japan's withdrawal from Super Rugby. To grow, Japanese rugby must measure itself against; great teams. We see it during this World Cup, it is unfortunately at the end of the competition that we reach our potential."
2:00 p.m. – Duel of numbers 8
South Africa’s center flanker Jasper Wiese complimented at a press conference the Frenchman Charles Ollivon, who plays in the same position as him: "He's one of the best number 8s on the world circuit at the moment, with the Irish Caelan Doris and Ardie Savea. He is a very physical player, who will put his nose in the rucks, excellent at stealing balls on the ground. He gives the impetus in the center of the field, you must always watch him if you want to neutralize him."
1:15 p.m. – Another absentee back?
Julien Marchand, starting hooker for the French XV, could also make his return for the quarter-final against South Africa. The Toulouse man was injured à left thigh last September 8 during the opening match against New Zealand (27-13). He did not play against Italy on Friday. The staff of the XV of France will have to determine this week if they are fit for Sunday’s shock. In the event of the return of Marchand and Dupont, and without any new injuries, the Blues would have the entirety of their team. of their players available for the first time in this world.
12:30 – All the results from last week
Here are all the results of last week's matches, which marked the end of the World Cup group stage. France, Ireland, and Argentina notably dropped out of the rankings. their ticket to the quarter-finals thanks to decisive victories.
- Thursday October 5: New Zealand – Uruguay (73-0)
- Friday October 6: France – Italy (60-7) )
- Saturday October 7: Wales – Georgia (43-19), England – Samoa (18-17), Ireland – Scotland (36-14)
- Sunday October 8: Japan – Argentina (27-39), Tonga – Romania (45-24), Fiji – Portugal (23-24)