Ben White has been included in Gregor Townsend’s Scotland squad for the Guinness Six Nations for the second successive year.

Townsend has included four uncapped players in his 40-man squad for the 2023 competition, with White being one of 11 representatives from the Gallagher Premiership.

Irish’s scrum-half made a strong impression in his first Six Nations campaign last year, scoring in a 20-17 debut win over England at BT Murrayfield before making three more tournament appearances.

White would go on to tour with the Thistle over the summer period, playing an instrumental role in Scotland’s only series victory over Argentina before making three more caps in the recent Autumn Nations Series.

In his time since, the 24-year-old has appeared 14 times for the Exiles and scored three tries for the Club, continuing on from a prominent first term of involvement with London Irish in the 2021/22 season.

White’s cap total stands at nine currently, and is set to reach double figures over the course of the following months with Townsend’s side opening their campaign with a trip to Twickenham to face England (Saturday 4thFebruary, 4.45pm ko).


Scotland squad for the 2023 Guinness Six Nations


Ewan Ashman (Sale Sharks) 6 caps

Josh Bayliss (Bath Rugby) 3 caps

Simon Berghan (Glasgow Warriors) 31 caps

Jamie Bhatti (Glasgow Warriors) 25 caps

Fraser Brown (Glasgow Warriors) 57 caps

Dave Cherry (Edinburgh Rugby) 8 caps

Andy Christie (Saracens) 4 caps

Luke Crosbie (Edinburgh Rugby) 2 caps

Jack Dempsey (Glasgow Warriors) 4 caps

Matt Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors) 28 caps

Zander Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors) 54 caps

Grant Gilchrist (Edinburgh Rugby) 59 caps

Jonny Gray (Exeter Chiefs) 72 caps

Richie Gray (Glasgow Warriors) 69 caps

Cameron Henderson (Leicester Tigers) uncapped

WP Nel (Edinburgh Rugby) 50 caps

Jamie Ritchie (Edinburgh Rugby) – CAPTAIN – 36 caps

Pierre Schoeman (Edinburgh Rugby) 16 caps

Javan Sebastian (Scarlets) 3 caps

Sam Skinner (Edinburgh Rugby) 23 caps

Rory Sutherland (Ulster Rugby) 22 caps

George Turner (Glasgow Warriors) 29 caps

Hamish Watson (Edinburgh Rugby) 54 caps



Chris Harris (Gloucester Rugby) 39 caps

Ben Healy (Munster Rugby) uncapped

Stuart Hogg (Exeter Chiefs) 96 caps

George Horne (Glasgow Warriors) 18 caps

Huw Jones (Glasgow Warriors) 31 caps

Blair Kinghorn (Edinburgh Rugby) 38 caps

Sean Maitland (Saracens) 53 caps

Ruaridh McConnochie (Bath Rugby) uncapped

Stafford McDowell (Glasgow Warriors) uncapped

Ali Price (Glasgow Warriors) 58 caps

Cameron Redpath (Bath Rugby) 4 caps

Finn Russell (Racing 92) 65 caps

Ollie Smith (Glasgow Warriors) 2 caps

Kyle Steyn (Glasgow Warriors) 5 caps

Sione Tuipulotu (Glasgow Warriors) 11 caps

Duhan van der Merwe (Edinburgh Rugby) 23 caps

Ben White (London Irish) 9 caps


2023 Guinness Six Nations Fixtures

England v Scotland, Saturday 4 February, kick-off 4.45pm, Twickenham

Scotland v Wales, Saturday 11 February, kick-off 4.45pm, BT Murrayfield

France v Scotland, Sunday 26 February, kick-off 3pm, Stade de France

Scotland v Ireland, Sunday 12 March, kick-off 3pm, BT Murrayfield

Scotland v Italy, Saturday 19 March, kick-off 12.30pm, BT Murrayfield

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