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How to watch Antoine Dupont in rugby sevens action

The France star is set to make his debut in the sevens format in Vancouver

Harry Latham-Coyle
Friday 23 February 2024 07:39 GMT
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Antoine Dupont is set to make his rugby sevens debut in Vancouver
Antoine Dupont is set to make his rugby sevens debut in Vancouver (AFP via Getty Images)

Antoine Dupont is set to make his rugby sevens debut as the France star bids for Olympic gold.

Dupont has joined up with the French sevens team after skipping the Six Nations to focus on preparing for a medal effort at Paris 2024.

The outstanding scrum half has been named in the squad for SVNS series events in Vancouver and Los Angeles, with a first professional appearance in the format set to arrive in the Canadian city.

How will one of the great half backs of all time adapt to the condensed version of the sport?

Here’s everything you need to know:

What is the SVNS series?

Rebranded for the 2023/24 season, World Rugby’s SVNS series provides elite sevens action for the 12 top men’s and women’s teams in the world. There are eight events on a global itinerary that concludes with finals weekend in Madrid at the start of the summer.

What events is Antoine Dupont playing in?

Dupont has been named in the France squad for the two North American events, with the Vancouver leg this weekend (23-25 February) followed quickly by the Los Angeles tournament (2-3 March).

When do France play in Vancouver?

France’s men play three group games on Friday and Saturday in Vancouver. They kick off against the USA at 2.36pm local time (10.36pm GMT), before taking on Samoa at 7.40pm (3.40am).

On Saturday, they meet Australia at 1.49pm (9.49pm), with the men’s knockout rounds beginning from 5.38pm (1.38am). Sunday’s action begins from 10.15am (6.15pm) and concludes with the men’s cup final at 5.23pm (1.23am).

How can I watch it?

Viewers in the United Kingdom will be able to watch the SVNS action on TNT Sports, with streaming coverage available via discovery+. Non-subscribers can also watch via World Rugby’s RugbyPassTV platform.

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