Tommaso Allan

Italy beat Scotland to Tommaso Allan call-up

Tommaso Allan has been called into the Italy squad after representing Scotland at U17, U18 and U20 levels.

The 20-year-old plays for French Top 14 club Perpignan and can turn out at fly-half or centre.

He was born in Vicenza to an Italian mother, Paola Berlato, when father William was playing rugby in Italy.

Allan is the nephew of former Scotland hooker John Allan, who earned nine Scotland caps as well as appearing on 13 occasions for South Africa.

Italy play November Tests against Australia, Fiji and Argentina, with head coach Jacques Brunel calling up two other uncapped players in Ruggero Trevisan and Michele Campagnaro for the training camps to be held at the end of the month.

Brunel will name his final 30-man squad on 3 November.

Allan was linked with a move to Edinburgh when playing out of Western Province in South Africa before joining Perpignan.


Courtesy of BBC Sport