24 June 2021
London Irish have completed the signing of scrum-half Ben White.
The 23 year-old, who left Leicester Tigers at the end of the 2020/21 season, has put pen to paper on a deal with the Exiles and will link up with his new team-mates in pre-season next month.
White made history when he became the youngest player in Leicester Tigers’ Premiership history when he came off the bench against Harlequins in September 2016, aged just 17 years and 151 days.
He made nine appearances in all competitions for the Tigers last term, having clocked up over 50 in the previous two campaigns.
White expressed his delight at agreeing a deal with the Exiles, commenting: “I’m really excited to be here.
“I feel this is just the kind of fresh challenge I need at this stage of my career.
“There’s a really talented group here and I can’t wait to get going with the boys in pre-season.”
London Irish’s Director of Rugby, Declan Kidney, added: “We are delighted to welcome Ben to the Club.
“He’s a really promising scrum-half, with great experience despite his age.
“We want to develop a group of young scrum halves under the mentorship of Nick Phipps to bring the Club forward.
"Ben knows a good few of the boys already from their time together with England U20's. We’re excited about getting to work with him in pre-season.”
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