Oscars Midi Olympique: Antoine Dupont crowned again after an exceptional evening

The Toulouse scrum half is crowned for the 4th consecutive year, during an evening which brought together all the captains world champions in history.

Power four. Four consecutive Olympic Midi Gold Oscars, no one had done it yet. And who else than Antoine Dupont, a phenomenon of this game, could achieve such a feat? The Pyrenean was crowned this Monday, at the Pavillon Gabriel (Paris), for the fourth time during the 69e Midi Olympique Oscars ceremony. At almost 26 years old, he already exceeds the icon of French rugby Serge Blanco, who was in his time “content” with a three in a row. And as if that weren’t enough, Dupont also won the Oscar for the best player in the world for the 2021-2022 season. There too, he succeeds… himself.

These new trophies were awarded to the Toulouse scrum-half after an exceptional evening. The expression seems used, almost worn, yet it finds its full meaning here. Just imagine: for this 2022 edition, Midi Olympique brought together all the world champion captains in the history of rugby. David Kirk (New Zealand, 1987), Nick Farr-Jones (Australia, 1991), François Pienaar (South Africa, 1995), John Eales (Australia, 1999), Martin Johnson (England, 2003), John Smit (Africa South, 2007), Richie McCaw (New Zealand, 2011 and 2015) and Siya Kolisi (South Africa, 2019). A first in history.

All had reached the French capital on Sunday, staying at Fouquet’s on the Champs-Elysées for a few days of unforgettable reunions. “The Oscars Midol is, every year, the most beautiful rugby evening in Paris. This one, because you always have to do better, is even more extraordinary appreciated the CEO of La Dépêche Group Jean-Michel Baylet. “Bringing together all the captains who have won the World Cup, who can do that apart from Midi Olympique? I know the answer. Nobody. If not Philippe Oustric (events director of Midi Olympique) whom I must congratulate. »

In the presence of Jean Castex

All these icons were also there, in the room this Monday evening, to applaud the merits of a newly confirmed Antoine Dupont in his role as captain of the XV of France. Dupont on stage and a room standing up to applaud him. Rarely has an Oscar won such unanimity. “It’s exceptional because Antoine is an exceptional boy. And I don’t think it’s going to stop there. I was Sunday evening at the Toulouse Stadium and the Rochelais watched him like milk on the fire, and even a little more. You don’t find players like that every day. So, kudos to him. He’s an exceptional boy.”concluded Jean-Michel Baylet.

Other rewarded players, his Toulouse teammate Romain Ntamack (bronze Oscar) as well as the Rochelais European champions Jonathan Danty (Oscar Europe) and Grégory Alldritt (Silver Oscar). Racingmen Nolan Le Garrec won the Oscar for hopefuls and Toulouse’s Laure Sansus the women’s Oscar.

To greet them, in the room, many personalities were present: the former Prime Minister Jean Castex, the boss of the Medef Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux, the chef Yves Camdeborde or the television hosts Karine Le Marchand and Julien Courbet.

For the occasion, Canal + cameras were also present, for a long-format report to appear in the next Canal Rugby Club. Beautiful people, in short. For a great evening.

We would like to give thanks to the writer of this post for this outstanding material

Oscars Midi Olympique: Antoine Dupont crowned again after an exceptional evening