The scrum half of the All Blacks, Aaron Smith says that his French counterpart Antoine Dupont is currently the best rugby player in the world. Dupont played a starring role in France’s 50-10 win over Italy with 7 tries last weekend. The 24-year-old established himself as one of the most dynamic 9 in the game since his friendlies debut in 2017 and even scored a try in the win in Rome.
Smith, 32, played 97 tests and is considered one of the best scrum-half in the world since his debut with the All Blacks in 2012. However, when the New Zealander referred to France’s 9 stated that it is at “another level.” “There is no one who comes close to his level of play”Smith added on Twitter that he responded to a question from the official Six Nations account about who is the best player in the world today.
“It is the point of difference both in his club and in his team. It helps me see parts of my game to improve “, the scrum media closed the post, which received the response from Dupont with some blushing emojis and a clap-bang.
Smith and Dupont could meet later this year. The All Blacks will play France on their November European tour, as long as they keep going amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, Smith is preparing for another Super Rugby season with the Highlanders, who will face the Crusaders in a friendly in Temuka on Friday.