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White commits to new terms with Tigers

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Leicester Tigers are delighted to agree new contract terms with scrum-half Ben White.

The 20-year-old from Staffordshire, who joined Tigers from Denstone College, has worked alongside fellow academy graduates Ben Youngs, Sam Harrison and Harry Simmons in the scrum-half group at Tigers and has made 17 first-team appearances this season.

Captain of England Under-20s during 2018, White made his Tigers debut as a 17-year-old in October 2015 and led as captain for the first time during this season’s Premiership Rugby Cup.

Tigers head coach Geordan Murphy said: “Ben sets a great example to young players with his attitude to his work and he is developing all the time as a player and leader in the squad.

“He’s had a number of opportunities this season, played in the Premiership and in Europe, and we look forward to his continued development in the senior squad at Tigers.”

White, who set a record as the club's youngest Premiership player in his debut in 2015, said: ““This is where I want to be. It’s a club that I’ve always wanted to play for and has a lot of honours. It’s a massive club and I feel like there’s no place better to improve and develop as a player with the quality of scrum-halves and quality of coaching here.

“It’s nice to come through with lads you started off with, who are improving alongside you and getting chances in the first team.

“It’s a quality, young coaching staff and makes for an exciting time to be here.”