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.
That Tigers debut arrived against Argentina in Marcos Ayerza’s testimonial fixture in the build-up to the 2015 World Cup.
Born in Stoke-on-Trent and having started playing rugby at the age of five, Ben went to 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 also a captain during his Tigers Academy.
Two tours to France with England U17 and the Tigers U20 squads have since 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 marking the occasion by scoring a try.
He was named as captain in round two against Wales, again going over, with his third score coming against Ireland in the final game.
Later that year, he helped the England U20s reach a sixth consecutive World Rugby U20 Championship final but Steve Bates’ troops were defeated 33-25 by hosts France.
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, World Championship - A, It(R), S, SA, F
Last updated: 19 June 2018