After European triumph, Dupont is off to chase world sevens trophy

after european triumph, dupont is off to chase world sevens trophy

Antoine Dupont was again head and shoulders above the rest against Leinster

Antoine Dupont will switch back to sevens rugby next weekend, Toulouse coach Ugo Mola said Saturday after the scrum half was named 'man of the match' for guiding his club to Champions Cup victory.

Dupont, France's regular 15-a-side captain, wants to win gold with his country in the Paris Olympics.

He made his sevens debut for the France in Vancouver in February, part of the World Rugby SVNS Series that concludes next weekend with the finals in Madrid.

"Antoine is leaving for Madrid on Monday. We'll be celebrating our European title while he goes and eats some tapas," said Mola after Toulouse beat Leinster 31-22 in extra time at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

In the SVNS Series event in Los Angeles in March, Dupont helped France to their first victory on the sevens circuit since 2005.

Dupont has been freed to play in Madrid from May 31 to June 2, because, with two rounds of the regular season to play, Toulouse are assured of finishing in the first two in the Top 14 and have locked up a bye to the semi-finals.

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