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.
|Date of birth||25 November 1991|
|Place of birth||Cape Town, South Africa|
|Height||1.89 m (6 ft 2 1⁄2 in)|
|Weight||101 kg (223 lb; 15 st 13 lb)|
|School||Milnerton High School|
|University||University of Cape Town|
|Rugby union career|
He was then also included in the squad for the 2012 Currie Cup Premier Division.
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. He was subsequently named in the final squad, but suffered a medial knee ligament injury and had to withdraw from the squad.
However, he was once again selected in the Springboks' next squad for the 2014 Rugby Championship and was named in the starting line-up for their opening match of this competition against Argentina in Pretoria.
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. 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."
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.
Test match recordEdit
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
- "SA Rugby Player Profile – Damian de Allende". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
- South African Rugby Annual 2016. South African Rugby Union. 2016. pp. 124–125. ISBN 978-0-620-69290-8.
- South African Rugby Annual 2018. South African Rugby Union. 2018. pp. 61–62. ISBN 978-0-620-78461-0.
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- "Seven uncapped players in Springbok squad" (Press release). South African Rugby Union. 31 May 2014. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
- "Springboks suffer De Allende injury setback" (Press release). South African Rugby Union. 2 June 2014. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
- "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]
- "De Allende to make Springbok debut". South African Rugby Union. 13 August 2014. Retrieved 13 August 2014.[permanent dead link]
- "Boks cruise past World XV". News24. 11 July 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2015.
- "Deans heaps praise on De Allende". News24. 13 July 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2015.
- "South Africa World Cup squad: Siya Kolisi wins fitness battle, Eben Etzebeth backed, Aphiwe Dyantyi dropped". Independent. 26 August 2019. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
- "England 12-32 South Africa: Springboks win World Cup for record-equalling third time". BBC. 2 November 2019. Retrieved 3 November 2019.