Following a two year spell at Edinburgh as an Elite Development Player, Alex Allan made his debut for Glasgow Warriors against Leinster in September 2014.
Since making his debut for the club, Allan has become an important part of the Scotstoun side.
The front-rower was part of the Harrogate RUFC side which won the Yorkshire Cup as a junior, while attending Sedbergh School in Cumbria and being unbeaten in his final year playing for the 1st XV and being named Rugby World School Team of the Year.
Allan came off the bench to play for Sale Sharks against Saracens in the LV Cup in 2011, while also playing for Loughborough Students, helping them get promoted from National Two to National One.
While plying his trade for city side Edinburgh Accies, Allan made his senior professional debut for Edinburgh in the European Champions Cup against Munster in 2013.
The progress of the pacy prop was such that he was awarded the MacPhail Scholarship to New Zealand for the summer for 2013. However, a leg break at the end of the season robbed him of the opportunity.
During January 2014, Allan came off the bench for Scotland A in their 16-16 draw with England Saxons at Scotstoun.
Allan made his Scotland debut as a second-half replacement for Gordon Reid in the opening 24-6 win against the USA on the 2014 summer tour. In November 2015, Allan scored his first try for Glasgow in a 31-19 victory over the Ospreys at Scotstoun.
One of his most memorable moment in a Warriors shirt came in a victory against the Dragons at Rodney Parade during the 2016/17 season, with the prop scoring a solo try from 25 metres out.
Date of birth: 28 February 1992
Height: 6ft 2in
Glasgow Debut: v Leinster, 6 September 2014
Place of birth: Harrogate, England
Player number: 231