Spotlight: Tommaso Allan

Next up on The Scout's watchlist is Italy's Tommaso Allan, who maintained a high quality of performance through 2018; indeed, he finished the Autumn Internationals as the second highest fantasy point scorer in his position.

By Edward Kerr
19th January
By Edward Kerr
19th January

Tommaso Allan is one of those players a fantasy coach cannot do without: second highest for attacking points in his position; top 4 for points per game; tries, assists, and metres made - and that's just for the Autumn Internationals.

Through 2018, Allan finished behind Owen Farrell for top fantasy points for fly-halves, no mean feat. His best game was against Scotland in last year's championship, amassing a haul of 59 points, but he delivered equally impressive performances against Ireland, as well as against Georgia.

In both the Scotland and the Georgia games, he hit the 60 metre mark, beat two defenders and managed two clean breaks. Add to that assists in both games and you can see how valuable an asset he can be to your squad.

There is a risk attached though. It's unlikely you would pick Tommaso Allan over the likes of Jonny Sexton or Owen Farrell (and you might solve the conundrum there by playing Farrell at 12), but fantasy is about analysing the numbers, not playing with your heart...

Tommaso Allan averaged 19.34 fantasy points per game over the course of last season, more than Farrell (17.40) and Sexton (18.47), and while it would take a brave fantasy coach to put him in their squad ahead of England and Ireland's big guns, there is certainly reward to the risk.

The Rugby Magazine

Filed under: Six Nations, The Scout, Italy
Written by: Edward Kerr
Follow: @edwardrkerr · @therugbymag

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