On the first year of a semi-pro contract with the Devon side Allan has recently broken into the first team and is obviously highly thought of at Brickfields, having entered the fray against champions and Guinness Premiership-bound Leeds Rhinos on Saturday afternoon with the score tied at 22-22.
With 20 minutes left to play and Leeds camped in the Albion 22, it was a clear sign of manager Graham Dawe’s faith in the 22-year-old centre’s defensive capabilities.
That faith was repaid as Albion held out for an excellent draw in front of a record crowd.
Negotiations are still ongoing but Allan would be pleased to stay at the club now he is a first team squad regular: He said: ‘I’ve had a couple of league appearances under my belt now, against Bedford and Leeds, as well as a start in the cup, so things are looking good for next season.’ Allan, a product of the Jersey RFC minis, would have loved to have returned for the Siam Cup this Saturday, particularly as his younger brother Jamie could be involved, but he will be on County Championship Cup duty for Devon, who are bidding for their third consecutive appearance at the Twickenham final.
‘I heard that Jersey’s Steve O’Brien and Ryan Morgan are playing for Hampshire in the comp, so you never know, we might be facing each other soon.’