9 February 2023
Ben White will make successive starts for Scotland for the first time this weekend as Gregor Townsend’s men take on Wales in the 2023 Guinness Six Nations Championship.
Irish’s scrum-half retains his number 9 jersey after making his first tournament start in a 29-23 win over England in the opening round of action in the competition, scoring one of four Scotland tries.
White marked his 10th senior international cap with a solid outing at HQ, notching 21 metres from three carries, 237 kick metres, 43 passes, an offload, a broken tackle and 10 tackles of his own on top of his score in 70 minutes of action.
Townsend makes one change to his starting XV from the victory at Twickenham Stadium, as Zander Fagerson is introduced into the front-row and WP Nel drops to the bench.
The match will take place this Saturday (11th) at BT Murrayfield and will kick-off at 4.45pm, also being broadcasted on BBC.
Go well, Ben!
Scotland squad to take on Wales
15 Stuart Hogg (Exeter Chiefs) 97 caps
14 Kyle Steyn (Glasgow Warriors) 6 caps
13 Huw Jones (Glasgow Warriors) 32 caps
12 Sione Tuipulotu (Glasgow Warriors) 12 caps
11 Duhan van der Merwe (Edinburgh Rugby) 24 caps
10 Finn Russell (Racing 92) 66 caps
9 Ben White (London Irish) 10 caps
1 Pierre Schoeman (Edinburgh Rugby) 17 caps
2 George Turner (Glasgow Warriors) 31 caps
3 Zander Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors) 54 caps
4 Richie Gray (Glasgow Warriors) 70 caps
5 Grant Gilchrist (Edinburgh Rugby) – Vice-Captain – 60 caps
6 Jamie Ritchie (Edinburgh Rugby) – Captain – 37 caps
7 Luke Crosbie (Edinburgh Rugby) 3 caps
8 Matt Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors) 29 caps
16 Fraser Brown (Glasgow Warriors) 58 caps
17 Jamie Bhatti (Glasgow Warriors) 26 caps
18 WP Nel (Edinburgh Rugby) 51 caps
19 Jonny Gray (Exeter Chiefs) 73 caps
20 Jack Dempsey (Glasgow Warriors) 5 caps
21 George Horne (Glasgow Warriors) 19 caps
22 Blair Kinghorn (Edinburgh Rugby) 39 caps
23 Chris Harris (Gloucester Rugby) 40 caps