Antoine DuPont was named Player of the Year in the 2022 tournament

Antoine DuPont was named Player of the Year in the 2022 tournament

The captain of France’s XV and author of the Grand Slam, he was named Player of the Six Nations Tournament for the second time.

The organizing committee of the competition on Friday announced that France’s XV Half Antoine DuPont has been selected as the best player in the 2022 Six Nations tournament following a poll on social networks.

After a vote of more than 50,000 people, DuPont was elected, so he won the prize a second time.“The six-nation committee said in a statement that Skrum Half had won about 50% of the vote.

The 25-year-old Toulouse, captain of the Blues, who have won Grand Slam titles for the first time since 2010, defeated his teammate La Rochelle Gregory Aldrit and Irish flanker Josh van der Flier in the selection.

The three players were nominated by a panel of media representatives covering the tournament.

Antoine deserves this title (…) He is an extraordinary player and at the heart of a fast-paced French team. He has the ability to make the public suspicious every time he touches the ball“It simply came to our notice then.

Thanks for the public vote on social networks“Antoine DuPont”Entering the history of European and world rugby a little more“, Welcomes the French Rugby Federation in a press release.

DuPont was the first Frenchman to receive the award at the end of the 2020 edition, since the Six Nations Committee created the award in 2004.

With this new distinction, he enters a very closed circle of players who have won the trophy several times, along with Irish fly-half Brian O’Driscoll (2006, 2007, 2009) and Scottish fullback Stuart Hogg (2016, 2017). .

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In the absence of Charles Oliven, who suffered a knee injury, DuPont was selected as the best player in world rugby in 2021 and was promoted to captain by Blues coach Fabian Galti in November.

Under his orders, France chained eight victories in several meetings on November 20, including a historic victory over the All Blacks (40-25) and a Grand Slam in the 2022 tournament.

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