19 October 2022
Ben White has been named in the Scotland squad selected by Gregor Townsend for the Autumn Nations Series this November.
White is one of eight Premiership players in the 40-man squad to represent the Thistle in a four-game billing at Murrayfield over the next month.
Townsend’s men open their account with the visit of Australia on the 29th October (5.30pm ko), following that up with matches against Fiji (1.15pm ko) and New Zealand (2.15pm ko) on the 5th and 13th November, respectively.
Scotland complete their international schedule for 2022 against Argentina on 19th November (3.15pm ko), a side they ultimately fell to in an entertaining 2-1 July Test series victory for Los Pumas in South America.
The 24-year-old scrum-half, now in his second season as an Exile, joined ahead of the 2021/22 campaign and played out 25 games for London Irish in all competitions in his first campaign.
All six of White’s Scotland caps have arrived this calendar year, capping off a sensational debut cameo at Murrayfield with a try to beat England 20-17.
White has started all of Irish’s Premiership games this season, the pace-setter also scoring two tries and maintaining Irish’s fastest average ruck speed in the red zone (2.36 seconds) with the fourth-most passes (249) in the 2022/23 Gallagher Premiership.
Scotland Autumn Nations Series Squad
Ewan Ashman (Sale Sharks) 4 caps
Josh Bayliss (Bath Rugby) 3 caps
Jamie Bhatti (Glasgow Warriors) 22 caps
Dave Cherry (Edinburgh Rugby) 7 caps
Andy Christie (Saracens) 3 caps
Luke Crosbie (Edinburgh Rugby) 2 caps
Scott Cummings (Glasgow Warriors) 23 caps
Jack Dempsey (Glasgow Warriors) uncapped
Matt Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors) 24 caps
Zander Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors) 50 caps
Grant Gilchrist (Edinburgh Rugby) 55 caps
Jonny Gray (Exeter Chiefs) 69 caps
Richie Gray (Glasgow Warriors) 67 caps
Nick Haining (Edinburgh Rugby) 11 caps
WP Nel (Edinburgh Rugby) 48 caps
Jamie Ritchie (Edinburgh Rugby) – CAPTAIN – 32 caps
Pierre Schoeman (Edinburgh Rugby) 12 caps
Sam Skinner (Edinburgh Rugby) 22 caps
Rory Sutherland (Ulster Rugby) 20 caps
George Turner (Glasgow Warriors) 27 caps
Murphy Walker (Glasgow Warriors) uncapped
Hamish Watson (Edinburgh Rugby) 51 caps
Mark Bennett (Edinburgh Rugby) 27 caps
Darcy Graham (Edinburgh Rugby) 29 caps
Chris Harris (Gloucester Rugby) 36 caps
Adam Hastings (Gloucester Rugby) 26 caps
Stuart Hogg (Exeter Chiefs) 93 caps
George Horne (Glasgow Warriors) 17 caps
Damien Hoyland (Edinburgh Rugby) 4 caps
Blair Kinghorn (Edinburgh Rugby) 34 caps
Stafford McDowall (Glasgow Warriors) uncapped
Rufus McLean (Glasgow Warriors) 3 caps
Ali Price (Glasgow Warriors) 54 caps
Cameron Redpath (Bath Rugby) 2 caps
Ollie Smith (Glasgow Warriors) 1 cap
Kyle Steyn (Glasgow Warriors) 5 caps
Ross Thompson (Glasgow Warriors) 3 caps
Sione Tuipulotu (Glasgow Warriors) 7 caps
Duhan van der Merwe (Edinburgh Rugby) 19 caps
Ben White (London Irish) 6 caps
Autumn Nations Series 2022 Fixtures
Scotland v Australia, Saturday 29 October, kick-off 5.30pm, BT Murrayfield
Scotland v Fiji, Saturday 5 November, kick-off 1pm, BT Murrayfield
Scotland v New Zealand, Sunday 13 November, kick-off 2.15pm, BT Murrayfield
Scotland v Argentina, Saturday 19 November, kick-off 3.15pm, BT Murrayfield