This is the kind of game that coaches fear. If on a sporting level, we had no real doubt about the victory of the XV of France against Namibia this Thursday, September 21, the fear of a possible injury to one of the executives was in everyone’s mind. Unfortunately for the Blues, under the eyes of Romain Ntamack, seriously injured just before the World Cup, the captain of the XV of France Antoine Dupont had to leave his place shortly after the start of the second period following a head-to-head collision causing the Namibian player to receive a red card.
#RWC2023 | While they thought they had scored a try, the Namibians were ultimately penalized after a head-to-head collision. Antoine Dupont got up, but gave up his place. The referee shows a yellow card which could turn into a red.
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According to initial information, Antoine Dupont, who initially left under concussion protocol, finally left the stadium to take additional examinations. The Stade Toulousain player could be hit in the cheekbone or jaw. The affected area could suggest a fracture of the orbital floor. On France Télévisions after the match, Fabien Galthié confirmed a suspicion of a crack or fracture of the maxilla.