Nic White (born 13 June 1990 in Scone, Australia) is an Australian rugby union player who plays for Exeter Chiefs in England’s Premiership Rugby. His playing position is scrum-half.

Nic White
Wallaby Nic White speaks to the media in 2014.jpg
Birth nameNicolas White
Date of birth (1990-06-13) 13 June 1990 (age 29)
Place of birthScone, Australia
Height175 cm (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Weight80 kg (12 st 8 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Scrum-Half
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011
2014
2015−2017
2017−
Eastwood Rugby
NSW Country
Montpellier
Exeter Chiefs
24
1
57
47
(48)
(0)
(30)
(55)
Correct as of 1 June 2019
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011–15 Brumbies 67 (162)
Correct as of 28 June 2015
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2013–present Australia 26 (23)
Correct as of 19 September 2019

CareerEdit

White attended St Gregory's College Campbelltown representing New South Wales Combined Catholic Colleges. He played for NSW Schools 2nd XV at the Australian Schoolboys Championship in 2007 while in year 11. In 2008 he injured his medial collateral ligament and missed the schoolboy representative season.

Signed by the Brumbies in 2008, he represented Australia at the 2009 World Rugby Under 20 Championship in Japan where Australia made the semifinals and again represented Australia U20 in the 2010 championship in Argentina where Australia were beaten in the final by New Zealand.

White played in the John I Dent Cup grand final in 2010, kicking a last minute penalty for Queanbeyan to win 30-28 to deny Vikings a fourth grand final victory in a row. In 2011 he joined the Eastwood club in Sydney, playing halfback in their near perfect season, in which they lost only one competition game on the way to defeating Sydney University in the grand final. Nic achieved the rare feat of a hat trick of tries in a finals match in the previous week's final against Randwick, completing his feat in the first 10 minutes of the game.

White made his Brumbies debut during the 2011 Super Rugby season against the Reds in Brisbane. He started 2012 as the starting halfback for the Brumbies as they just failed by a point to make the finals after a poor 2011 season. In 2013 at the age of 23 he was named as the twelfth player to captain the Brumbies when they played the Melbourne Rebels in a Super Rugby game. The Brumbies made the Super Rugby final in 2013 but after an arduous travel schedule, which included beating the Bulls in Pretoria, they faded in the closing stages to lose to the Chiefs in Hamilton. In 2014 they again made the semi-finals, losing to the Waratahs in Sydney and in 2015 lost in the semi-finals to the Hurricanes in Wellington. White was the leading Australian player for try assists in Super Rugby in the 2014 and 2015 seasons.

 
Wallaby Nic White and fans

On 15 January 2015, White, along with teammate David Pocock, was appointed vice-captain of the Brumbies for the 2015 Super Rugby season.[2]

White made his debut for Australia against Argentina in Perth in 2013 and played a leading role in Australia's narrow victory. He started all three tests in the June series against France in 2014, which the Wallabies won 3-0. Coming off the bench in 2015 against New Zealand in Sydney, White was instrumental in the Wallabies posting their first win over the All Blacks since 2011. He kicked a 50-metre penalty and scored a brilliant individual try, converting for a personal tally of ten points in the 27-19 victory. In July 2015, White signed a contract to join French Top 14 side Montpellier Hérault.

On 16 March 2017, White signed for English club Exeter Chiefs in England’s Premiership Rugby from the 2017-18 season.[3]

On 1 May 2019, it was announced White would return to Australia following the 2019-20 Premiership Rugby season, though no destination club was announced.[4]

Super Rugby StatisticsEdit

As of 28 June 2015
Season Team Games Starts Sub Mins Tries Cons Pens Drops Points Yel Red
2011 Brumbies 2 0 2 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 Brumbies 15 12 3 894 1 0 3 0 14 0 0
2013 Brumbies 17 17 0 1162 2 0 5 0 25 0 0
2014 Brumbies 18 18 0 1363 2 17 22 0 110 0 0
2015 Brumbies 15 15 0 1235 2 0 1 0 13 0 0
Total 67 62 5 4688 7 17 31 0 162 0 0

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Nic White". rugby.com.au. Australian Rugby Union. Retrieved 15 January 2014.
  2. ^ http://www.sanzarrugby.com/superrugby/news/white-and-pocock-named-brumby-vice-captains/
  3. ^ "Exeter Chiefs sign former Australia scrum-half Nic White from next season". BBC Sport. 16 March 2017. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Nic White to leave Exeter Chiefs for Australia with Rob Baxter's blessing". BBC Sport. 1 May 2019. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  5. ^ "European Challenge Cup final: Harlequins 19-26 Montpellier". BBC Sport. 13 May 2016. Retrieved 16 May 2016.

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