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Dupont set for Sevens debut in Canada

SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT: French superstar Antoine Dupont is on the verge of making his Sevens debut after being named in France’s squad for the HSBC Vancouver SVNS next weekend.

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The 2021 World Rugby XVs Player of the Year is part of a 14-player squad that will run out at BC Place over the weekend of 23-25 February.

This will be the long-awaited debut of the former France XVs captain as he strives to make their squad for the Paris Olympic Games later this year.

In his pursuit to play Sevens, the scrumhalf has put his international XVs career on ice and is currently taking no part in the Six Nations campaign.

After three legs so far in the SVNS series – Dubai, Cape Town, and Perth – France sit in seventh place in the overall standings following ninth, eighth and sixth-place finishes, respectively.

They will be hoping that one of the premier rugby players on the planet will boost their fortunes.

France Sevens squad for Vancouver: Esteban Capilla, Antoine Dupont, Nelson Epee, Theo Forner, Aaron Garndidier Nkanang, William Iraguha, Jefferson Lee Joseph, Stephen Parez-Edo Martin, Varian Pasquet, Rayan Rebbadj, Paulin Riva (captain), Jordan Sepho, Andy Timo, Antoine Zeghdar.

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By Josh Raisey, @RugbyPass

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