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White wants to finish campaign on a high

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Ben White chats with LTTV about the need to finish the disappointing 2018/19 campaign a high when we welcome Bath to Welford Road in Round 22 and gives his assessment on his own season to date, as well as paying tribute to the retiring Matt Smith - all while a familiar face to the Tigers Family does his best to make an on-camera appearance!

Leicester Tigers scrum-half Ben White says neither he nor his fellow Tigers are shying away from what has been a "disappointing" season, but insists they are looking forward to the final fixture of the campaign against Bath on Saturday afternoon.

"I'm looking forward to the game at the weekend and trying to finish the season on a high," White said.

"Definitely disappointing ... everyone knows that and everyone is not happy is where we finished and how we have performed."

As for his own season, in which the 20 year old has made 24 senior appearances, the scrum-half is upbeat about what he has been afforded by way of chances in the top grade.

"I've really enjoyed pulling on the shirt ... it has been nice to get the opportunities that I have," he told LTTV.

With White on his way up in the club, out goes a long-time Leicester servant in Matt Smith who will retire at season's end.

As for what White thinks about him, the youngster had only praise for the retiring stalwart.

"Smithy is a legend," said White.

"He is an unbelievable player and has been for the club for many years."

The England U20s representative is also hopeful that he and his team-mates can deliver a performance for the Tigers faithful who have stuck by the squad during a tough season up until now.

"Fingers crossed it will be a big turn out at Welford Road and we will give them something to shout and cheer about," he said.