- Date of Birth27 May 1998
- BirthplaceStoke on Trent, England
- Height1.8m (5' 11)
- Weight88kg (13st 12lbs)
Scrum-half Ben White became the youngest player in Leicester Tigers’ Premiership history when he came off the bench in the closing stages of a home win over Harlequins in September 2016, aged just 17 years and 151 days.
The previous mark had been set by fellow scrum-half Ben Youngs who has gone on to top 200 games for the club as well as starring with England and the British & Irish Lions. Only Leeds teenager David Doherty has played Premiership rugby at a younger age.
Staffordshire born, Ben studied at Denstone College and then Leicester Grammar School, gaining selection for Midlands Under-16s and England at Under-16A and Under-17 level.
As an academy player, he played for Tigers against Argentina in Marcos Ayerza’s testimonial fixture at Welford Road in the build-up to the 2015 World Cup and led Tigers in the Premiership Sevens the following summer.
As well as gaining senior experience with Doncaster in the Championship during 2016/17, White played in the Anglo-Welsh Cup semi-final and final for Tigers.
He remained around the senior squad for 2017/18, a campaign which saw him captain England in the Under-20s Six Nations – including a win over Wales who were captained by his housemate Tommy Reffell – and then joined the national squad for the World Under-20s Championship in France where he played in every game including the Final.
By 2018/19, he had established himself in the seniors despite still being a member of the development squad, and made 25 first-team appearances in a campaign which ended with a run-out at Twickenham as part of an England XV against the Barbarians.
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