Jason White (rugby player)

Jason White (rugby player)

::"For other people named Jason White, see Jason White (disambiguation)"Rugger
name = Jason White


birthname = Jason Phillip Randall White
nickname =
dateofbirth = birth date and age|1978|4|17
placeofbirth = flagicon|Scotland Edinburgh
height = 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
weight = 17 st 0 lb (108 kg)
ru_position = Lock|capital=yes, Flanker, Number 8
ru_currentclub = Sale Sharks
ru_nationalteam = Scotland
ru_nationalcaps = 58
ru_nationalpoints = (20)
ru_ntupdate = 14 August 2007
ru_nationalyears = 2000-present
ru_amateuryears =
ru_amupdate =
ru_amateurclubs = Aberdeen Wanderers and Watsonians
ru_clubyears = 2003-present
ru_proclubs = flagicon|England Sale Sharks
flagicon|Scotland Glasgow
ru_clubcaps = 59
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ru_clubpoints = (20) (?)
ru_clubupdate = 7 November 2006
other = yes
occupation = Professional rugby union player
school = Cults Academy, George Watson's College
university =

Jason Phillip Randall White (born 17 April 1978 in Edinburgh) is a Scottish rugby union footballer. He is a utility forward who can play any position in the second or back row of the scrum—Lock, flanker, or Number 8. White plays at club level for Premiership-side Sale Sharks and is captain of the Scottish national team, and is renowned as one of the hardest hitting tacklers in international rugby.

Early life

Jason, educated in Aberdeen at Cults Academy and at George Watson's College in Edinburgh, first started playing rugby union when a friend invited him to join a local team in Aberdeen - Aberdeen Wanderers. He quickly rose through the ranks of the Scotland Under-18 and Under-21 Squads.

Captain of Scotland

He was named the new captain of the Scotland national team by Scotland coach Frank Hadden after an injury to Jon Petrie. Jason led them for the first time in the test against Argentina in Murrayfield on November 12th, 2005. He also led them in the famous win against France on February 4, 2006 at Murrayfield when he earned his 50th Scottish cap. Shortly after he led Scotland to another famous 18-12 victory over the 'Auld Enemy' at Murrayfield, therefore recovering the Calcutta Cup. He received the Man of the Match award for his outstanding contribution to the victory.In the final fixture, White hit (in a legal tackle) Andrea Lo Cicero so hard that it forced a penalty for holding on. This penalty was kicked by Chris Paterson to secure a 13-10 victory for Scotland, the tackle was similar to the one on Joe Worsley in Calcutta Cup match which snuffed out the final England attack.

Awards

On the 21st April 2006 Jason White was named The Famous Grouse Scotland Player of the Season 2005-06. In the tenth year of the awards it is the first time that a serving Scotland captain has been declared winner.

On May 10, 2006 he received the Guinness Premiership Player's Player of the Year Award after receiving the same accolade in his native Scotland.

In recognition of both his skills and sportsmanship his founding influence Aberdeen Wanderers RFC renamed their pavilion in his honour in April 2006.

Injury and recovery

White was out of action from November 2006 until August 2007 after having sustained an injury to his anterior cruciate ligament in the 2006 Autumn test match against Romania; he underwent reconstructive surgery shortly after the injury. He returned to the Scotland squad in their 2007 Rugby World Cup warm-up against Ireland at Murrayfield on 11 August, captaining the side to a 31–21 win. He was again the captain of Scotland at the World Cup finals.

References

External links

* [http://www.scottishrugby.org/sru/index.cfm?0C2EA9C5-07C3-7191-B5FC-5DFDEAF0E0EE&playeruuid=ED1AA008-E16A-0230-A957-6C28746E4D12&squad_uuid=78732359-B554-30A5-8C4D-C60E01CE7ED5&org_uuid=F5DF887B-E238-AAEF-622C-9E64FFA6EE5C Scotland profile]
* [http://www.scottishrugby.org/sru/international/scotland/news.cfm?news_uuid=22F07101-FAED-AE1C-3248-735D5B7B6A60&newsDisplayMethod=article White Scoops Another Award] , SRU page, May 11, 2006
* [http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,377-2199130,00.html Hit machine White ready to tackle the final frontier] , The Times, May 27, 2006
* [http://www.scottishrugby.org/international/news.cfm?action=newsstory&newsid=15170&orgid=202 Announcement of Lions callup at official Scotland Rugby site; includes profile]
* [http://www.salesharks.com/player_info.php?id=57 Profile at official Sale Sharks site]
* [http://www.rugbydump.com Big hits and great tackle videos of White in action]


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