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Anthony Allen
England
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Full name Anthony Owen Allen
Born September 1, 1986, Southampton
Current age 28 years 54 days
Major teams Cardiff Blues, England A, Gloucester Rugby, Leicester Tigers, England
Position Centre
Height 5 ft 11 in
Weight 200 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2006-2006 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00

Career statistics
Test debut England v New Zealand at Twickenham, Nov 5, 2006 match details
Last Test England v Argentina at Twickenham, Nov 11, 2006 match details
Test Statsguru Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Tournament list

English Premiership
Team Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All matches 2005-2014 150 142 8 130 26 0 0 0 100 45 5 68.33
Gloucester Rugby 2005-2009 62 57 5 70 14 0 0 0 36 24 2 59.67
Leicester Tigers 2009-2014 88 85 3 60 12 0 0 0 64 21 3 74.43
Profile

Anthony Allen won two England caps in 2006 but since then the centre has struggled to command a place in the national setup, hindered by injury and poor form.

Born in Hampshire, Allen joined Gloucester from Millfield School after appearing for England Under-18 and Under-19 teams. Besides Millfield, Allen also spent some time at the Harlequins academy under the guidance of Tony Russ and Colin Osborne.

He went on to play almost of century of games in four years at Kingsholm but gained only one domestic success in the 2006 European Challenge Cup. Allen made the England team in the autumn of 2006 when partnering Jamie Noon against the All Blacks. That match ended in defeat and he only made one further appearance in the series, against Argentina.

Allen then made the switch to Leicester and finished the 2009-10 season as first-choice in helping the Tigers to the Premiership title making 28 appearances for the Tigers. The success brought him a place in the England Saxons squad which won the Churchill Cup in the summer of 2010.

Going into the 2011-12 season, Allen had the likes of Manu Tuilagi and Billy Twelvetrees to vie with for a spot in the centres but he was one of the standout players in the Premiership throughout the campaign. He did enough to impress England boss Stuart Lancaster and was included in the 42-man squad for their tour to South Africa.

Allen's involvement was restricted to midweek uncapped matches but he did enough to impress Lancaster to be named in the EPS for 2012-13.

Latest Articles
Slater and Allen sign new Leicester contracts (May 21, 2014) Tigers rocked by Dan Bowden blow (Jan 1, 2014) Allen avoids gangrene after undergoing surgery (Oct 16, 2013) Allen ready to re-sign with Tigers (Sep 20, 2013) Tigers ready to unleash Benjamin (Jul 25, 2013) Anthony Allen news and articles (23) »
Latest Photos
May 3, 2014
Anthony Allen of Leicester Tigers crashes into Danny Cipriani
Anthony Allen of Leicester Tigers crashes into Danny Cipriani
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Aug 31, 2013
Leicester's Anthony Allen is wrapped up by the Ulster defence
Leicester's Anthony Allen is wrapped up by the Ulster defence
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Apr 14, 2013
Leicester's Anthony Allen makes a break against Wasps
Leicester's Anthony Allen makes a break against Wasps
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Dec 29, 2012
Anthony Allen powers through the Gloucester defence for a try
Anthony Allen powers through the Gloucester defence for a try
©  PA Photos
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