Allan Alaalatoa
Position Prop
Date of birth 28 January 1994
Height 182cm
Weight 120kg
Debut 2016 v New Zealand, Sydney
Caps 22

Biography

A strong scrummaging tighthead prop, Allan Ala’alatoa has followed in the footsteps of his father Vili who represented Manu Samoa at the 1991 Rugby World Cup. He anchored the Newington College 1st XV scrum for two seasons (2010-11), the second as captain, and from there represented his country at both schools and aged levels. Ala’alatoa was such a talent that he won selection to three successive Junior World Championships with the Australia U20s. He signed with the ACT Brumbies in 2014 and made a surprise debut, off the bench, in the Super Rugby qualifying final against the Chiefs in Canberra. In 2016, Ala’alatoa made his Test debut against New Zealand.

HIGHLIGHTS

2011

Represented Australian Schools against England and New Zealand.

2012

Selected in the Australian U20s squad for the Junior World Championship tournament in South Africa. 

2013

Selected in the Australian U20s squad for the Junior World Championship tournament in France.

2014

Selected in the Australian U20s squad for the seventh-annual Junior World Championship tournament in New Zealand. 

2016

A robust Super Rugby season with the ACT Brumbies saw Ala’alatoa rewarded with a first Test cap, against the All Blacks in Sydney. Allan won nine Test caps from a possible 12 in his first international season, including selection on the Spring Tour, and won his starting debut against France in Paris. 

2017

Selected in the run-on XV for the opening five Tests. Went on to win a total of 13 caps for the year, only missing selection once. 

Rugby World Cup 2020 season