France centre Arthur Vincent ruled out of 2022 Six Nations
France centre Arthur Vincent has been ruled out for eight months it has been revealed by Montpellier, meaning the highly-rated midfielder won’t take any part in the 2022 Guinness Six Nations.
The 22-year-old has earned 14 Test caps to date for Les Bleus but his season has been left in ruin after he suffered a brutal injury playing against La Rochelle on the weekend. He injured his knee and was subsequently replaced in the 20th minute by Julien Tisseron.
It is understood he ruptured his knee ligaments, an injury that has ended any prospect of him featuring again this year and will see him miss next year’s Guinness Six Nations.
Arthur Vincent out for six to eight months. Blow for France, blow for Montpellier – after Guirado and Paillaugue, he's the third of the club's 5 'captains' namechecked by PSA before the season started out with a long-term injuryhttps://t.co/Id7g3GSsQE
— James Harrington (@Jamesonrugby) October 4, 2021
Vincent (6ft, 90kg) is currently under contract with MHR until the end of 2021/2022 season and there is speculation that rival clubs – including Toulouse – are interested in signing him.
According to his MHR bio, Vincent discovered rugby at the age of five in Mauguio, a town in the suburbs of Montpellier where he grew up. He played rugby school for 9 years, until he finally joined the MHR in U14, a club he “had dreamed of” playing for from an early age.
He then joined the Espoirs pole of Béziers from 2014 to 2017, before being selected for France age-grade honours with the U17s then the U20s and was crowned Under 20 World Champion in 2018. It was as captain of this same team that he achieved the double in 2019.
He made his senior France debut in February 2020 and – when fit – has been a near ever-present in the side since.
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