Allan Alaalatoa

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Allan Alaalatoa
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Full name Allan Emani Alaalatoa
Date of birth (1994-01-28) 28 January 1994 (age 23)
Place of birth Sydney, Australia
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 125 kg (276 lb; 19 st 10 lb)
School Newington College
Notable relative(s) Michael Alaalatoa (brother)
Vili Alaalatoa (father)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Prop
Current team Brumbies
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2013- Southern Districts 7 (0)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2014– Brumbies 29 (5)
2014− Canberra Vikings 18 (15)
Correct as of 22 July 2016
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012-2014 Australia Under 20 10 (5)
2016 Australia 16 (0)
Correct as of 19 September 2017

Allan Alaalatoa (born 28 January 1994) is an Australian rugby union player who plays as a prop for the Brumbies in Super Rugby.[1][2][3]

Allan's father Vili is a fan of cricket and named him after the Australia cricket captain Allan Border. Alaalatoa's nickname with the brumbies squad is also rumoured to be Captain Grumpy.[4]

Career[edit]

Alaalatoa hails from a rugby family with father Vili playing for Samoa in the 1991 Rugby World Cup and brother Michael also going on to play professionally with the New South Wales Waratahs.[1] He attended Newington College where he played for three years in the 1st XV and completed the HSC in 2011.[5] His big break came ahead of the 2014 Super Rugby season when he was named in the Brumbies extended playing squad.[2] He didn't get any game time during the regular season, but surprisingly was given a debut off the replacements bench in the Brumbies 32-30 victory over the Chiefs during the Super Rugby playoffs.[6]

International[edit]

Alaalatoa is in the rare position of having represented his country in 3 consecutive IRB Junior World Championships in 2012, 2013 and 2014.[7]

In 2016, Alaalatoa was named in the Wallabies preliminary 39-man squad for the 2016 series against England.[8] He has been selected for his first test against New Zealand, starting on the bench in the Bledisloe Cup on 20 August 2016.[9]

Super Rugby Statistics[edit]

As of 22 July 2016[10]
Season Team Games Starts Sub Mins Tries Cons Pens Drops Points Yel Red
2014 Brumbies 2 0 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 Brumbies 11 1 10 236 1 0 0 0 5 0 0
2016 Brumbies 16 2 14 499 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 29 3 26 741 1 0 0 0 5 0 0

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