Nathan White rugby player
Nathan White rugby player

Nathan White

4th Sep 1981 1.88m/118kg Loosehead Prop

White started out his career in 2002 when he signed for Waikato, he spent nine years there, spending 2 of those of captain. He also featured for Super Rugby side Cheifs 41 times. In 2011, the tighthead prop decided to move to Ireland for pastures new with Leinster.

White spent 1 year with the province, winning the Heineken Cup in the process, after this he moved west to Connacht. After qualifying to play for Ireland through residency, White was in line to make his debut for Ireland against the Springboks at the ripe age of 33, but suffered a late injury and was forced to pull out. In January 2015, White's consistent performances earned him a call up to the Irish Wolfhounds to take on the English Saxons.

On 15 August 2015 White finally made his debut off the bench for Ireland in a 28-22 win over Scotland in the second of their 2015 Rugby World Cup warm up matches. Following a solid showing in that match, the New Zealand native was selected to represent Ireland at the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

White went on to feature in all five World Cup games in 2015 and then all five 6 Nations clashes in 2016, before a concussion injury forced him to hang his boots in late September, retiring with an international caps tally of 13.

White has been added to the Connacht coaching staff for the remainder of the season.

(As of 28.12.2016)


irish_rugby_logo Irish Wolfhounds
Loosehead Prop
2015 - present
chiefs Chiefs
Loosehead Prop
2006 - 2011
leinster (1) Leinster Rugby
Loosehead Prop
2011 - 2012
ireland Ireland
Loosehead Prop
2014 - 2017
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Loosehead Prop
2012 - 2017