Top 14 – Tommaso Allan puts his international career on hold: his future is written in the USAP

Tommaso Allan announced his withdrawal from the Italian selection this Wednesday, February 14. The USAP fullback or flyhalf will therefore be able to fully concentrate on the club and the end of the season Top 14. He will not finish the 6 Nations Tournament with the Squadra Azzurra.

This is a shocking announcement this Wednesday, February 14. Tommaso Allan, 80 caps for Italy and a regular member of the Squadra Azzurra for several years, has announced his decision to retire from the Italian national team effective immediately. “This decision was not easy at all. It was a very tiring year physically and mentallyexplained the USAP back/opener, on his Instagram account. Being away from my family for months only made things more difficult. The decision was made for my well-being and the well-being of the team. Thank you as always for your continued support. Forza Italia.”

This doesn't look like a simple goodbye for a few weeks. Even if, for its part, the Italian Rugby Federation (FIR) explained that Allan and his coach Gonzalo Quesada had reached an agreement so that he would not be selected for Italy's next match against the French team in Lille (Sunday, February 25 at 4 p.m. . ). But according to our information, the 30-year-old player should withdraw from the Italian selection for the entire 6 Nations Tournament, or even more.

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Starting at guard in the first game of the Tournament against England on February 3rd in Rome (24-27 loss), “Tommy” Allan scored 12 points including 1 try and appeared in quite good form. But he was still demoted to the bench for the second game in Ireland last Sunday (36-0 defeat), Paolo Garbisi (33 sel.), Ange Capuozzo (17 sel.) and in general Tommaso Menoncello (14 sel.) and Lorenzo Pani (7 sel.), has priority. Except a USAP player never got into the game for the first time in his 6 Nations career. A sign that the end is near.

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Tommaso Allan has done a lot in recent months. After the 2023 Tournament, he finished the season with Harlequins in London (England). Before he had to plan his trip to Perpignan, in parallel with the preparations for the World Cup with Italy. With the national team, he also appeared in all possible matches (8), between friendlies and four World Cup matches where he started each time (10 against Uruguay and France, 15 against Namibia and New Zealand). And upon his arrival at USAP, he immediately made the top 14 to help the club recover from a difficult start to the season. Finally, we must also remember that he is a young father of an 18-month-old boy and that he now wants to enjoy himself with his family, without going every three months to the election for a few weeks.

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This does not herald the end of his international career, but for now it seems that Tommaso Allan's future lies in Perpignan. According to our information, discussions are currently underway between the player and USAP for a possible extension, which should result in a positive outcome. In the meantime, the Italian striker will wear the blood and gold shirt in Paris this Saturday (17:00). And so he will be available for all future Top 14 events. Good news for the Catalan club, as with his versatility the 15/10 can rotate between Jake McIntyre, Louis Dupichot and himself.

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