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Damian de Allende

Damian de Allende (born 25 November 1991) is a South African rugby union player for the South Africa national team and the Panasonic Wild Knights in the Top League in Japan. His usual position is either centre or wing.

Damian de Allende
Date of birth (1991-11-25) 25 November 1991 (age 27)
Place of birthCape Town, South Africa
Height1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)[1]
Weight101 kg (223 lb; 15 st 13 lb)[1]
SchoolMilnerton High School
UniversityUniversity of Cape Town
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre / Wing
Current team Panasonic Wild Knights
Youth Career
2010–2012 Western Province
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012 UCT Ikey Tigers 6 (5)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012–2018 Western Province 27 (30)
2013–2019 Stormers 91 (75)
2015–2017 Kintetsu Liners 4 (5)
2019–present Panasonic Wild Knights ()
Correct as of 7 July 2019
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2014–present South Africa 45 (25)
2015 Springboks [a] 1 (10)
Correct as of 21 October 2019

CareerEdit

Club rugbyEdit

He made his first team debut for Western Province during the 2012 Vodacom Cup, in their game against Pampas XV.[4] He made a total of three appearances in that campaign, scoring one try.

He was then also included in the squad for the 2012 Currie Cup Premier Division.

In August 2013, he signed a contract that will see him remain at Western Province and the Stormers until 2015.[5]

De Allende represented the Ikey Tigers in the 2012 Varsity Cup.[1]

In 2020, he will line out for Japan’s Panasonic Wild Knights after playing during 2019 Rugby World Cup before moving to Pro14 club Munster.[6]

Representative rugbyEdit

In May 2014, De Allende was one of eight uncapped players that were called up to a Springbok training camp prior to the 2014 mid-year rugby union tests.[7] He was subsequently named in the final squad,[8] but suffered a medial knee ligament injury and had to withdraw from the squad.[9]

However, he was once again selected in the Springboks' next squad for the 2014 Rugby Championship[10] and was named in the starting line-up for their opening match of this competition against Argentina in Pretoria.[11]

In 2015, he was selected in the starting XV of a South African side against the World XV for a game held on 11 July 2015.[12] He scored two tries in the game earning praise from the World XV and former Australian coach Robbie Deans who commented that "Damian has been playing remarkable rugby the whole year and he keeps doing the right things. He can add a new dimension to the Boks."[13]

Having only been on the field for 13 minutes, De Allende was controversially red-carded in the 75th minute against New Zealand on 8 October 2017 by referee Jerome Garces for a late hit on first-five Lima Sopoaga, intending to charge down Sopoaga's intended drop goal. De Allende was not suspended, as SANZAAR stated he should not have received red for the attempted charge down. The final score of the match was New Zealand 25–24 South Africa.

De Allende was named in South Africa's squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup.[14] South Africa went on to win the tournament, defeating England in the final.[15]

Springbok statisticsEdit

Test match recordEdit

Against Pld W D L Tri Con Pen DG Pts %Won
  Argentina
9
7
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
77.78
  Australia
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
  England
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
  Ireland
3
2
0
1
1
0
0
0
5
66.67
  Italy
1
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
5
0
  New Zealand
5
0
0
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
  Scotland
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
100
  United States
1
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
5
100
  Wales
2
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
50
Total 25 13 0 12 3 0 0 0 15 52

Pld = Games Played, W = Games Won, D = Games Drawn, L = Games Lost, Tri = Tries Scored, Con = Conversions, Pen = Penalties, DG = Drop Goals, Pts = Points Scored

Super Rugby statisticsEdit

As of 21 June 2015
Season Team Games Starts Sub Mins Tries Cons Pens Drops Points Yel Red
2013 Stormers 14 8 6 737 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 Stormers 14 14 0 1109 4 0 0 0 20 0 0
2015 Stormers 16 16 0 1171 4 0 0 0 20 0 0
Total 44 38 6 3017 8 0 0 0 40 0 0

NotesEdit

  1. ^ In addition to playing in test matches, De Allende featured in a match against a World XV in Cape Town in July 2015.[2] This match has an equivalent status to international tour matches, but was played on home soil.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "SA Rugby Player Profile – Damian de Allende". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  2. ^ South African Rugby Annual 2016. South African Rugby Union. 2016. pp. 124–125. ISBN 978-0-620-69290-8.
  3. ^ South African Rugby Annual 2018. South African Rugby Union. 2018. pp. 61–62. ISBN 978-0-620-78461-0.
  4. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – DHL Western Province 20-16 Pampas XV". South African Rugby Union. 14 April 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2016.
  5. ^ "WP behou 'monster'; Force soek nóg jonges". Media24 (in Afrikaans). 15 August 2013. Retrieved 16 August 2013.
  6. ^ "Munster to sign two Springbok Rugby World Cup stars". Extra.ie. 5 November 2019. Retrieved 6 November 2019.
  7. ^ "Springbok training squad for Durban camp named". South African Rugby Union. 19 May 2014. Archived from the original on 6 June 2016. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  8. ^ "Seven uncapped players in Springbok squad" (Press release). South African Rugby Union. 31 May 2014. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  9. ^ "Springboks suffer De Allende injury setback" (Press release). South African Rugby Union. 2 June 2014. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  10. ^ "De Villiers back to lead Boks in Rugby Champs" (Press release). South African Rugby Union. 2 August 2014. Retrieved 13 August 2014.[permanent dead link]
  11. ^ "De Allende to make Springbok debut". South African Rugby Union. 13 August 2014. Retrieved 13 August 2014.[permanent dead link]
  12. ^ "Boks cruise past World XV". News24. 11 July 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2015.
  13. ^ "Deans heaps praise on De Allende". News24. 13 July 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2015.
  14. ^ "South Africa World Cup squad: Siya Kolisi wins fitness battle, Eben Etzebeth backed, Aphiwe Dyantyi dropped". Independent. 26 August 2019. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  15. ^ "England 12-32 South Africa: Springboks win World Cup for record-equalling third time". BBC. 2 November 2019. Retrieved 3 November 2019.

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