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WP junior star on Italy bench

Former WP U19 flyhalf Tommy Allan has been named on Italy’s bench for their Test against the Wallabies in Turin. Allan, the nephew of former Springbok hooker John, was the second highest point-scorer in last year’s domestic U19 tournament, with 126. He started at No 10 in Western Province’s 22-18 win against the Blue Bulls […]

Scotland hope Tommy Allan may make Italy U-turn

SCOTLAND are still hopeful that under-20 fly-half Tommy Allan could yet follow his uncle into the national team as a tug o’ war breaks out with Italy.   As revealed in yesterday’s Scotsman, the 20-year-old has been included in Italy’s training squad to prepare for the forthcoming autumn Test series. Born to an Italian rugby-playing […]

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 […]

International Honours

PlayerLink would like to congratulate Tommy Allan and Robert Barbieri for making the Italian National Squad for the November International tests. This will be Allan’s first taste of Senior International rugby at the age of 20. We are proud of you boys.

Ex All Black coach visits HSM offices

Great to have former All Black, Western Force & Lions coach, John Mitchell visit Highbury Safika Media offices and share his knowledge and insight into the fascinating world of rugby. A true master of the game.

Cecil visits HSM suite at Newlands

Always a pleasure to host Springbok 7’s star Cecil Africa at Highbury Safika Media suite at Newlands for the Bok/Aussie test and as usual he is obliging in meeting supporters.