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The big, pow­er­ful cen­tre has al­ready been ruled out of the first Test be­cause of in­jury – some­thing that is plagu­ing him more and more of­ten these days. It’s a great pity be­cause when he’s at his best, De Al­lende is a force to be reck­oned with, a real pow­er­house, with pace and some pretty good hands, too. But he’s yet to step up in Test match rugby and with some qual­ity cen­tres push­ing hard he’ll hope to get a chance later in the se­ries.

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