As the youngest Premiership player in Leicester Tigers’ history, there’s something special about Ben White, who came off the bench in the 22-19 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 – behind David Doherty of Yorkshire Carnegie.
He was also a member of the England U18 side that competed in the Five Nations festival in April 2016.
Born in Stoke-on-Trent, Ben is in the upper sixth at Leicester G.S, having previously been schooled at Newcastle-under-Lyme Junior and Denstone College. His Tigers’ debut was against Argentina, only two seasons after completing ten years with the Stoke club, where he started at the age of five. Nigel Binns should take a bow – he coached Ben throughout his decade there.
He has played for England Academies U17, England Roses U16, the Midlands U16 and Staffordshire U14-U16 and is aiming for a professional career, along with a degree in marketing. Ben is the Tigers Academy captain and has experience of holding trophies aloft, having played in Staffordshire Cup winning sides in the U6 to U15 age groups.
Two tours to France with England U17 and the Tigers U20 squad have broadened his horizons, along with playing hockey for Staffordshire and the Midlands. Golf and wakeboarding are his hobbies and his favourite players? Ben Youngs and All Black Aaron Smith, scrum halves at the top of their trade.
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Last updated: 17 January 2018