Once again, Antoine Dupont received all the honours. It was at the Olympia in Paris on Monday evening where the National League organized the 19th edition of its Rugby Night rewarding the best students of French professional rugby. The scrum-half and captain of Les Bleus (27 years old, 52 caps), who is preparing to dive into the world of rugby sevens with a view to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games (26 July - 11 August) has been named the best player of the 2022-2023 season in the Top 14. "
He also received the trophy for the best French international player, his sixth trophy since the start of his career in the Nuit du rugby. "We gave everything to win this World Cup," he said. The scar will take time to heal. We felt all the love of the French people. »
The revelation of the year went to Émilien Gailleton, the 20-year-old three-quarter center from Pau selected by Fabien Galthié to participate in the preparation of the XV of France last summer for the World Cup. The young prodigy had finally not been selected among the thirty players who played the World Cup, eliminated prematurely in the quarter-finals by South Africa (29-28), crowned two weeks later at the Stade de France.
Stade Toulousain, winners of the Brennus Shield, won the trophy for the best staff in the Top 14, with Oyonnax being crowned in Pro D 2. A trophy of honour was awarded to Stade Rochelais, two-time European champions, beaten on the wire in the Top 14 final by Stade Toulousain (29-26).
The winners of the Rugby Night
Best player in the Top 14: Antoine Dupont (Toulouse).
Best Pro D 2 Player: Thomas Laclayat (Oyonnax then Racing 92).
Revelation of the Year: Émilien Gailleton (Pau).
Best French International Player: Antoine Dupont (Toulouse).
Best Supersevens Player: Esteban Capilla (Bayonne).
Best French international player: Gabrielle Vernier (Blagnac).
Referee of the Year: Mathieu Raynal.
Best staff in the Top 14: Toulouse (Mola, Bouilhou, Poitrenaud, Thuery).
Best Pro D 2 staff: Oyonnax (El Abd, Cibray, Codling, Debaty).
Best Essay: Romain Ntamack (Toulouse) against La Rochelle in the Top 14 final.
Trophy of honour: Stade Rochelais, double European champions.