Antoine Dupont leads the charge as Toulouse outclass Harlequins

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  • Pool 2: Harlequins 19-47 Toulouse
  • Quins overpowered and outskilled by five-times winners

Suffice it to say Antoine Dupont has got France’s World Cup disappointment out of the system. Here, he spearheaded a ruthless Toulouse performance that brought Harlequins crashing back to earth and suggested the five-time winners are strong contenders for a sixth Champions Cup title.

Next year he will take a break from XVs and miss the Six Nations to hone his sevens skills before pursuing Olympic gold next summer. Before Paris 2024, however, he will return to action with Toulouse in the spring to lead their tilt at Champions Cup and Top 14 glory. On this evidence, they will welcome him back with open arms.

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Written by Gerard Meagher at the Twickenham Stoop
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2023/dec/17/harlequins-toulouse-champions-cup-rugby-union-match-report under the title “Antoine Dupont leads the charge as Toulouse outclass Harlequins”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.