- 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 the 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 Lions.
Only Leeds teenager David Doherty has played Premiership rugby at a younger age. than White
A pupil at Denstone College and then Leicester Grammar School, White gained Midlands Under-16s selection and played for England Under-16A and Under-17.
As an academy player, he made an appearance against Argentina in Marcos Ayerza’s testimonial fixture at Welford Road in the build-up to the 2015 World Cup and then 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.
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