The number 9 of Stade Toulousain can resume competition, he has served his two suspension matches against Japan and Lyon.
Antoine Dupont, the scrum half of Stade Toulousain and the XV of France, 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. For this dangerous but involuntary gesture, the French captain had received a red card.
But number 9 of the Blues had appealed his suspension. “French scrum-half Antoine Dupont has filed a notice of appeal following the court hearing in which he was sanctioned for an act of foul play contrary to Law 9.17 (a player must not tackle, charge, shoot , pushing or grabbing an opponent whose feet are off the ground)“Said the organizers of the Autumn Nations Series in a press release.
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Capital game against Munster
Heard Monday by videoconference, the Toulousain saw his sentence reduced to two weeks this Wednesday. He has already served his suspension during the match against Japan with the Blues then against Lyon in the Top 14 with his club, so he can play again this weekend on the occasion of the 12th day of the Top 14 , where the Rouge et Noir welcome Perpignan to Ernest-Wallon. He will also take part in Toulouse’s debut in the Champions Cup the following week on the lawn of Munster. A crucial match for the Haut-Garonne club. Who can finally count on their X factor.