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, he is the second-youngest player to ever play in Premiership Rugby - behind David Doherty of Leeds.
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.
A pupil at Denstone College and Leicester Grammar School, White gained Midlands honours at Under-16 level as well as playing for England Under-16 A 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 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 wins for Tigers.
In January 2018 White was included in England's u20 squad for the first time.
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