Alex Grant Allan joined the club’s elite development roster in the summer of 2012 having represented Scotland at under-17, under-18 and under-20 level.
The front rower was part of the Harrogate RUFC side which won the Yorkshire Cup three times while he also came off the bench to play for Sale Sharks against Saracens in the LV Cup in 2011.
While plying his trade for city side Edinburgh Accies, Allan made his senior professional debut for the club in the Heineken Cup against Munster in 2013.
The progress of the pacy prop was such that he was awarded the Macphail scholarshp to New Zealand for the summer for 2013 however a leg break at the end of the season robbed him of the opportunity.
Fortunately Allan had his cast removed at the start of the May and began his rehabilitation programme with the view to challenging for selection at the start of the 2013/14 campaign.