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The Springboks qualified into the semi-finals after beating France. Image via Instagram @antoinedupont9/ @bokrugby

‘It wasn’t enough’: France captain Antoine Dupont laments [photos]

Antoine Dupont, the France national rugby team captain struggled coming to terms with his team losing against the Springboks.

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The Springboks qualified into the semi-finals after beating France. Image via Instagram @antoinedupont9/ @bokrugby

The France captain Antoine Dupont took to Instagram and opened up about disappointing his country after his team lost against the Springboks during the quarter-final games on Sunday, 15 October.


The Springboks proudly beat France 29:28 on Sunday. The South African national rugby team has since been named the best rugby team in the world.

Previously, the France captain Antoine Dupont criticised the standard of refereeing after they lost against South Africa on their home ground, Sky Sport reported. It seems the France team struggled to come to terms with the defeat. However, the France rugby captain has now held his head up high and congratulated the Springboks in their victory.

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“Today’s disappointment is huge because it is equal to the support you gave us, the desire we had to continue the adventure, to reach the end of our dream with you. The moments shared together, the support of a country, will forever be etched in our lives as men. Thanks to the group and staff for all the work done. It wasn’t enough, it’s still sport, bravo to the @bokrugby. Let’s make these moments our engine to go further and come back stronger,” Dupont said.

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Antoine Dupont congratulated the Springboks. Image via Instagram @antoinedupont9


The Springboks now rank at the number one spot. Yup, they are now the best rugby team in the world! In second place is New Zealand and Ireland takes the third spot. Meanwhile, France is ranked at fourth place. Coming up next, the Boks will be flying the South African flag high in Paris again on Saturday, 21 October at 21:00 (South African time) when they play against England in the highly anticipated semi-finals.

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