Cory Allen: Cardiff Blues centre 'didn't deserve' Wales call-up

Cory Allen
Cory Allen was included in a 24-man Team GB Sevens training squad but was not selected for Rio 2016

Cardiff Blues centre Cory Allen says he did not deserve to be in the Wales' squad for the autumn internationals.

The 23-year-old scored two second-half tries as the Blues secured their second win in the European Challenge Cup with a 27-12 victory over Pau on Friday.

But Allen - who has four caps for Wales - believes his early season form has not warranted an international call-up.

"I was disappointed but it was not a surprise," he said. "I didn't think I deserved to get in the Welsh squad."

He added: "All I can do is try and play well every week and who knows, with injuries, you might get the nod later on."

Cory Allen scores a try against Uruguay
Cory Allen scored three tries against Uruguay in the 2015 Rugby World Cup

Allen has won four caps for Wales and scored a hat-trick against Uruguay in the 2015 World Cup before a hamstring injury ended his tournament.

He also missed this year's Six Nations after being ruled out of the second half of the 2015-16 season after he suffered an ankle injury.

Allen played in Blues' first five games of the Pro12 season but after sitting out the games against Ospreys and Bristol he returned to face Pau.

"When you're not playing and watching games you're itching to get on," man of the match Allen said.

"Danny gave me another chance to go out there to show what I can do and I had to take it.

"It's been a two week build up this game and I'd been really looking forward to get out there. Thankfully a few things have come off."

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