High-scoring fly-half Tomasso Allan will be looking to provide Italy with a source of inspiration as they look to build on last year's sole win in the competition - their first in six years.
|Place of Birth||Vicenza, Italy|
Tomasso Allan is a fly-half for the Italian international rugby union team. He is the third highest all times point scorer for his nation, registering 389 points across his 66 appearances.
Allan was born in Vicenza, one of the biggest and wealthiest cities in Italy. However, he grew up in England and has Scottish roots.
Rugby is in Allan's blood, with his Scottish father William Allan having played rugby in Italy whilst his uncle, John Allan, earned nine caps for Scotland and 13 for South Africa.
Allan is 29 years old, he was born on 26th April 1993.
Allan plays his club rugby for Harlequins, moving to the English side in 2021 after four years with Italian side Benetton.
The fly-half has featured 18 times for the Quins, scoring 86 points in that time.
Allan is predominantly a fly-half but is equally comfortable operating both at centre and full-back.
His adaptability is a key asset for both club and country.
Tomasso Allan prepares to take a penalty kick during the Six Nations clash between Italy and France, Stadio Olimpico, March 16th 2019
Allan has scored 389 points across 66 appearences for the national side, making him Italy's third highest points scorer of all time.
He is rapidly approaching Stefano Bettarello's second place total of 483 points but has some way to go to reach top spot - with Diego Domínguez managing a beathtaking 983 points in just 74 appearances.
Allan doesn't captain his national side, that responsibility falls with Michele Lamaro.
Allan is, however, the only member of the squad with over 50 caps, so his experience will no doubt be a huge factor and he is sure to act as a leader within what is a youthful Italy side.