6 Nations 2023. The regret of Antoine Dupont after the victory against Wales

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The captain of the XV of France, Antoine Dupont, regrets that The Blues have conceded that many points against Wales. (©Icon Sport)

In the end there was no discussion. Ireland, which had its fate in its hands, did not budge at the last minute and achieved the Grand Slam 6 Nations Tournament 2023 after a final success in Dublin against England (29-16).

A bonus win that allows Clover’s XV to achieve a tournament record. Jonathan Sexton also took the opportunity to become the best director in the competition’s history. In short, Ireland is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day as it should be this year and won’t forget its fourthe Grand Slam (after 1948, 2009 and 2018).

Dupont’s regret

title holder, XV of France must settle for second place. Before the start of Ireland v England, the Blues had a small hope of winning the game. It would have required an incredible alignment of the planets, but also a greater point spread clinched victory against the Wales (41-28).

It was precisely these 28 points against that caused a lot of regret for the captain of the Blues, Anthony Dupont. “The end of the game reflects some problems we may have,” he told the press. “We gave them points. It’s a recurring thing for us. We need to be more consistent and stricter throughout the game.

It is positive to score more than 40 points today, but yes, we should have taken less. And, with more patience, also score more…

Anthony DupontCaptain of the XV of France

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“We had a little 10-minute air gap,” admitted France 2 after meeting Romain Ntamack. “But we can still be happy with ourselves at this tournament and have no regrets”. “Our result gives us hope. But we don’t hold the cards. The Irish have them. And they deserved it”, said coach Fabien Galthié.

Ireland did not miss its fate and won the Grand Slam. “You know, as I do, that we deeply regret the outcome of the match in Ireland,” whispered Antoine Dupont. “But the mission is not over yet. There is still a big game to come,” remembers Galthié. Exactly, France and Ireland could meet in the quarter-finals of the 2023 World Cup. That would be explosive…

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