French captain Antoine Dupont is regarded by many as the best player in the world today.
The 26-year-old scrumhalf has proven to be at times, unplayable since making his debut in 2017 and is central to French hopes at this year’s Rugby World Cup.
Such is his star power; Dupont has transcended the sport and is very much the poster boy for both French Rugby and the World Cup as a whole.
Further confirming his truly world-class ability this evening, Dupont was to the fore as France scored over fifty points in the first half of their clash with Namibia this evening.
Pulling off some outlandish skill, namely his two kick pass tries, Dupont was on his way to yet another Player of the Match award.
Yet, early in the second half, French Rugby fans’ greatest fears appeared to be unfolding as Dupont was on the receiving end of a high tackle from Namibia captain Johan Deysel.
Initially sent to the sin bin with a yellow card on review, Deysel’s evening would come to an end as the incident was upgraded to a red card.
Dupont, too, left the pitch and, according to reports, was immediately taken for checks on what is reported to be a damaged cheekbone.
Should the worst-case scenario be proven to be accurate, then the game’s best player may be joining his halfback partner Romain Ntamack on the sidelines in what would be a devastating blow for the hosts.