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Dupont officially named in France Sevens squad with debut imminent

By Josh Raisey
Antoine Dupont of France looks on during France Captain's run ahead of their Rugby World Cup France 2023 match against New Zealand at Stade de France on September 07, 2023 in Paris, France. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

French superstar Antoine Dupont is on the verge of making his sevens debut after being named in France’s squad for the HSBC Vancouver SVNS later this month.

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The 2021 World Rugby 15s player of the year is part of a 14-player squad that will run out at BC Place over the weekend of 23-25 of February.

This will be the long-awaited debut of the former France 15s captain as he strives to make their squad for the Paris Olympic Games later this year.

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In his pursuit to play sevens, the scrum-half has put his international 15s career on ice, and is currently taking no part in the Guinness Six Nations campaign.

After three legs so far in the SVNS series – Dubai, Cape Town and Perth – France sit in seventh place in the overall standings following 9th, 8th and 6th place finishes, respectively. They will be hoping that one of the premier rugby players on the planet will boost their fortunes.

France Sevens men’s squad
CAPILLA Esteban (Aviron Bayonnais)
DUPONT Antoine (Stade Toulousain Rugby)
ÉPÉE Nelson (Stade Toulousain Rugby)
FORNER Théo (USA Perpignan)
GRANDIDIER Aaron (CA Briviste Corrèze)
IRAGUHA William (FFR)
JOSEPH Jefferson Lee (SU Agen)
PAREZ-EDO MARTIN Stephen (Paris Université Club / FFR)
PASQUET Varian (FFR)
REBBADJ Rayan (RC Toulon)
RIVA Paulin (Rugby Club Auch / FFR)
SEPHO Jordan (FFR)
TIMO Andy (Stade Français Paris)
ZEGHDAR Antoine (Castres Olympique)

France Sevens women’s squad
CIOFANI Anne-Cécile (Stade Français Paris)
COUTOULY Mathilde (Stade Toulousain Rugby)
DEZOU Lili (Stade Toulousain Rugby)
DROUIN Caroline (Stade Rennais Rugby)
GRASSINEAU Camille (Stade Français Paris)
GRISEZ Joanna (Stade Bordelais Rugby)
JASON Ïan (Stade Toulousain Rugby)
LOTHOZ Valentine (Stade Rennais rugby)
NEISEN Carla (Blagnac Sporting Club Rugby)
NOËL RIVIER Lou (AC Bobigny 93 Rugby)
OKEMBA Séraphine (Lyon OU)
PELLE Chloé (RC Chilly Mazarin)
ULUTULE Jade (Stade Rennais Rugby)
YENGO Yolaine (Stade Rennais rugby)

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