Nic White: Wallabies scrum-half to swap Brumbies for Western Force in 2024

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Rugby Australia and the Western Force have announced that veteran Wallabies scrum-half Nic White will further his career at the Perth-based outfit after signing a two-year contract with them.

The 32-year-old ran out for his international debut against New Zealand in Sydney in 2013 and made his 50th appearance for his country in the same city against England last year.

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White has also been a regular during two stints at the Brumbies while having spells in France, with Montpellier, and England, with Exeter Chiefs.

Wallabies stalwart

He is a leader and regular starter for the Wallabies and has already made 270 first-class appearances during his career.

White is excited about joining the Force in 2024 and is hoping to guide the emerging leaders at the club.

“This is an awesome opportunity for myself and my family,” he told the Western Force’s official website. “I am thrilled to stay in Australian Rugby and play for the Force next season.

“I am really looking forward to coming over and being a part of the hard-working environment Simon [Cron] has created. The club is moving in the right direction, and I can’t wait to be a part of it.

“What I feel like I can bring to the Force is my experience. I’ve been to three clubs now, Montpellier, Exeter and Brumbies and have tasted success at all three, so I feel like I have a fairly good understanding of what success looks like and how much hard work goes into building a successful club and culture.

“I have had conversations with Simon about building a winning environment. As a team, you show what you can do on match day, but it all comes down to the process. It’s all about how hard you work in pre-season and Monday to Friday. This is an area I have a lot of knowledge to pass on and its importance.”

Keen to welcome White to Perth

Force head coach Simon Cron is delighted to add a player of White’s calibre and experience to his playing squad.

“Nic is a great addition to the team. When we look at our team and the key jigsaw pieces for us to be successful, we look at recruitment and retention and what the player makeup looks like,” he said. “Nic adds an enormous amount of experience.

“He is a winner, he is a brilliant leader and game manager. One of the things that excited me about Nic is that he fights until the last minute.

“One of the biggest areas we can grow in is our leadership groups. We have a number of emerging leaders here and the key thing for us is to give them role models to learn from, Nic will be one of these.

“We are really excited, Nic comes with his wife Melissa and his boys, Sonny, Leo and Vincent, and we look forward to welcoming them to Perth.

“When the management here signed, we all agreed that we must grow the game here in Western Australia. We need to do as much as possible to help the next stage of players, coaches, and referees.

Plenty of kids out there want to be the next Nic White, and the best way to foster this is to meet him and see him in action.”

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