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

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