Antoine Dupont once again named best player in the world

One more title for Antoine Dupont ! The Stade Toulousain player has once again been named best rugby player in the world. This time, it was the British who voted for it. The survey was conducted among 1,000 fans by the media ruck.co.

“He just has no weaknesses”

The Toulouse international stands out among players around the world. And the British newspaper to quote former Scottish international scrum-half Rory Lawson as saying Antoine Dupont “simply has no weaknesses. There are no flaws in any part of his game”.

Here are the top 20 best rugby players in the world according to the British classification:

  1. Antoine Dupont – France
  2. Maro Itoje – England
  3. Ardie Savea – New Zealand
  4. Lukhanyo Am – South Africa
  5. Tadhg Beirne – Ireland
  6. Siya Kolisi – South Africa
  7. Michael Hooper – Australia
  8. Tom Curry – England
  9. Beauden Barrett – New Zealand
  10. Eben Etzebeth – South Africa
  11. Aaron Smith – New Zealand
  12. Cheslin Kolbe – South Africa
  13. Finn Russell – Scotland
  14. Louis Rees-Zammit – Wales
  15. Johnny Sexton – Ireland
  16. Sonny Bill Williams – New Zealand
  17. Zinzan Brooke – New Zealand
  18. Courtney Lawes – England
  19. Hamish Watson – Scotland
  20. Faf de Klerk – South Africa

The only French in the ranking

If he is at the top of the ranking, Antoine Dupont is therefore the only French player to be cited. New Zealand and South Africa have five players each. The British voted for three English players, two Irish, two Scottish, an Australian and a Welshman.

Remember that last December, Antoine Dupont had already been appointed best player in the world 2021 by World Rugby. The vote had mixed amateurs and rugby experts. He is thus the third Frenchman to have been crowned, after the current coach of the France team Fabien Galthié in 2002 and the former Toulouse third line and captain of the XV of France Thierry Dusautoir in 2011.

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