Six Nations: Antoine Dupont and Matthieu Jalibert both fit

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A brace of potential injury headaches for France have eased after positive reports emerged on half-backs Antoine Dupont and Matthieu Jalibert.

The former, France’s captain, had been sidelined through January with a mystery knee injury, but was a full participant in training on Monday and is expected to start for Toulouse against Cardiff this coming weekend.

Upbeat

Jalibert exited Union Bordeaux-Begles’ win over the Scarlets after taking a heavy knock to the thigh. He received lengthy treatment but had initially opted to play on before a further kick of the ball prompted him to ask for a replacement from the sideline.

Jalibert’s thigh had already kept him out for some weeks and it seemed as though he might have relapsed, but Bordeaux coach Christophe Urios was upbeat after the match.

“He came out as a precaution and the injury is not too serious,” said Urios.

Jalibert will still miss the next two weekends but is set to be fit to feature for France if required in their Six Nations opener against Italy on February 6.

Fabien Galthie will announce his final Six Nations squad on Tuesday.

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