Ben White created a little bit of history when he became the youngest Premiership player in Leicester Tigers’ history, coming off the bench in their win over Harlequins at Welford Road in October 2015.
At 17 years and 151 days, he beat the previous Tigers’ record set by fellow scrum half Ben Youngs (17 years and 231 days) and was the second youngest to play for any club in the Premiership.
Born in Stoke-on-Trent, Ben attended Newcastle-under-Lyme Junior and Denstone College before attending sixth form at Leicester Grammar School.
Ben played for England Academies U17, England Roses U16, the Midlands U16 and Staffordshire U14-U16 and was a captain during his Tigers Academy.
His Tigers’ debut was against Argentina in Marcos Ayerza’s testimonial fixture in the build-up to the 2015 World Cup having started playing rugby at the age of five.
Two tours to France with England U17 and the Tigers U20 squads have broadened his horizons.
Ben was one of four Leicester Tigers to make their England U20 debuts in the 2018 Six Nations opener against Italy with the scrum-half scoring a try to mark the occasion.
The Tiger was named as captain in round two against Wales, again scoring a try, with his third score coming against Ireland in the final game.
Ben has played hockey for Staffordshire and the Midlands and he enjoys golf and wakeboarding as his hobbies.
His favourite players are two world class scrum halves in England’s Ben Youngs and All Black Aaron Smith.
15 points - 3T
2018 It, W, S(R), F, I, SA
Last updated: 23 May 2018