Allan Dell
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Allan Dell

Allan Dell
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Dell in 2017
Birth nameAllan Michael Elgin Dell
Date of birth (1992-03-16) 16 March 1992 (age 27)
Place of birthHumansdorp, South Africa
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight111 kg (245 lb; 17 st 7 lb)
SchoolQueen's College
Occupation(s)Professional rugby union player
Rugby union career
Position(s) Prop
Youth career
- Border Bulldogs
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Edinburgh Rugby
London Irish
Correct as of 23 June 2019
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012-14 11 (0)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
South Africa U20
British and Irish Lions
Correct as of 17 September 2019

Allan Dell (born 16 March 1992) is a South African-born Scottish international rugby union player, currently playing with London Irish. His usual position is prop.



At youth level, he played for the Border Bulldogs, from Under-13 level to Under-18 level. In 2011, he moved to the Sharks, where he played in their Under-19 team.

He was also a member of the victorious South Africa Under-20 team at the 2012 IRB Junior World Championship, including playing in the final against New Zealand Under-20.[1]


He made his debut in the 2012 Vodacom Cup game against Western Province.[2] He made his Currie Cup debut in the same season against Free State Cheetahs.[3]


Dell signed for Edinburgh for the 2014-15 season. He qualifies for Scotland through his grandmother, Joan Carmichael, who was born in Paisley and brought up in Edinburgh.[4]

London Irish

On 15 January 2019, it was announced that Dell would leave Edinburgh and join London Irish from the 2019-20 season.[5]

Scotland international

Dell was called up to the senior Scotland squad by Vern Cotter in October 2016.[6] He earned his first cap starting in the 2016 Autumn Internationals series against Australia.

British and Irish Lions tourist

Dell was called up to the 2017 British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand as cover for the two final games against the provinces.[7] He made one substitute appearance, becoming Lion number #834.


  1. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre - New Zealand 16-22 South Africa". South African Rugby Union. 22 June 2012. Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre - Sharks XV 15-17 DHL Western Province". South African Rugby Union. 17 March 2012. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre - Toyota Free State Cheetahs 30-37 The Sharks". South African Rugby Union. 6 October 2012. Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ "Scots qualified trio sign" (Press release). Edinburgh Rugby. 17 February 2014.
  5. ^ "Allan Dell: Scotland & Edinburgh prop to join London Irish". BBC Sport. 15 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Cotter names Autumn Test squad". 25 October 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  7. ^ Gray, James (17 June 2017). "Australia 19 - Scotland 24: Finn Russell celebrates Lions call with historic win". Retrieved 2018.

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