Full name Jason Phillip Randall White
Born April 17, 1978, Edinburgh
Current age 38 years 41 days
Major teams Barbarians, Clermont Auvergne, Sale Sharks, Scotland
Height 6 ft 5 in
Weight 231 lb
|IRB Rugby World Cup||2003-2007||9||7||2||0||0||0||0||0||6||3||0||66.66|
|Test debut||Scotland v England at Murrayfield, Apr 2, 2000 match details|
|Last Test||Scotland v Argentina at Murrayfield, Nov 28, 2009 match details|
|Test Statsguru||Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list|
The versatile White is regarded as one of the biggest-tackling forwards in the world game but his physical approach to the game has come at a cost with a series of career-blighting injuries.
A former Under-18 and Under-21 international and 'A' representative, he made his international debut for Scotland as a flanker against England at Murrayfield in their Six Nations clash on April 2, 2000.
He soon cemented his place in the international ranks and was handed the Scotland captaincy for the first time in the narrow loss to Argentina at Murrayfield on November 12, 2005 having made his British & Irish Lions bow earlier in the year as a late replacement for the injured England flanker Richard Hill.
A run of 11 successive internationals as captain followed before he suffered a knee injury in the November 2006 Test against Romania. It was a disappointing end to a year that had seen him inspire Scotland to victory over England in their 2006 Calcutta Cup clash during the Six Nations. His leadership and his personal performances on the field also saw him named as Scotland's Player of the Year.
After nine months out of action he returned to lead Scotland to victory in the Rugby World Cup warm-up match against Ireland at Murrayfield and he would go on to lead the side into the RWC'07 and in their match-ups with Portugal, Romania, Italy, and Argentina plus the 2008 Six Nations Championship matches against France and Wales, taking his captaincy tally to 19. He missed the subsequent Dublin international against Ireland because of injury, but he returned as a highly effective impact replacement in the Murrayfield victory against England.
In 2003-2004 he maintained his try-scoring exploits for Scotland with his third try in four games when he crossed for the opening try in the RWC'03 warm-up victory over Italy. He had notched his first Murrayfield Test try in the Six Nations victory against Italy and crossed the whitewash again in Scotland's next match - the narrow 25-29 defeat to South Africa in Durban. His first Rugby World Cup appearance followed later thst year.
In 2002 he scored his first Test try in Scotland's 65-23 win against the USA on their tour of North America. He missed the Romania Test that year because of injury but returned as a substitute in the win against South Africa. He retired with concussion after only 20 minutes in the following game, against Fiji.
He made six Test appearances in his rookie year in 2000 including both matches against New Zealand on their summer tour.
On the domestic stage he racked up over a century of appearances for Glasgow Warriors before switching to Sale Sharks with whom he won Premiership title in 2005-06. At the beginning of 2009 he announced he had signed for French Top 14 side Clermont Auvergne and would move across the channel at the end of the 2008-09 season.
Scrum Staff January 2009
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