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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Jason White's big tackle on Chris Wyles

It's been a while since big hitting machine Jason White has been featured here on Rugbydump. He's back though after this great tackle he made on Saracens' Chris Wyles on Friday night was much requested.

Scotsman White, now 32, has had a rough time since moving to Clermont in France, with injury derailing his attempts to be a regular first choice player for the club. Last year he broke his leg and was out for a lengthy period, but has since made good progress.

"To miss eight months it is always going to take any player time to get back up to speed and that was the case with myself, but I have now been involved in the last 10 club matches and I am feeling good," White said recently.

"Of course I would like to be starting more matches, but we have a top quality pack and I just have to take my chances to impress when they come along."

While out with injury last year White wasn't completely inactive, as during his recuperation he's been busy off the pitch with fatherhood as he and his wife now have two little girls. He also says that despite a disappointing 2010, he loves life in France.

"Playing matches in France is something else. Every club’s fans are so passionate and almost look to the team to defend the local area’s honour and as a result there are some great atmospheres. It really spurs you on as a player and makes each occasion different."

The former Scotland captain would love to play for his country again, and if all goes well he could end up being at the World Cup later this year, but for now his focus is on Clermont.

"There is serious competition for places at Clermont and nobody can take their place for granted. That’s one of the reasons why I don’t want to get ahead of myself as regards Scotland.

"Of course I would love to play for my country again and there isn’t anybody with more national pride than me, but my initial objective is to get into the Clermont first XV on a regular basis, and that will be a huge challenge in itself," he said.

With hits like this and a typically high workrate, White seems to be on the right path and will no doubt regain his well earned reputation as being one of the hardest men in the game.

Time: 01:00



  • Jason White is an Aberdeen legend, I'd love to see him in the Scotland squad but I don't see where. The Killer Bees have the backrow sewn up, even Strokosch is struggling to get a look in.

    Second row maybe, but White has been out of it for a while. If we could find a place for him it would give us strength in depth and a leader in the pack.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 23, 2011 11:00 am  

  • Jason white is a beast, the season he smashed Phil vickery in full flight he was a tackling machine.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 23, 2011 11:17 am  

  • Ribreaker, boom

    By Blogger RedYeti, at January 23, 2011 11:38 am  

  • Nice to see a hard legal hit

    By Anonymous M, at January 23, 2011 12:03 pm  

  • Niiiiice

    By Blogger Alexander, at January 23, 2011 1:17 pm  

  • Top technique.
    He knows the ball will give him a shoulder cushion.
    Hope he makes it back to the Int'l stage.

    By Anonymous Old7, at January 23, 2011 2:49 pm  

  • Absolute tank of a player, very unlucky with injuries though!

    By Anonymous WelshOsprey, at January 23, 2011 4:28 pm  

  • Jason White is one of the last of the true old school, "natural" players. He's an enormous physical specimen, but not an "athlete". He strikes me as a bloke who just loves the fight, and rugby is his outlet. Pure Scottish grit, hard as nails, un-fussy and more pride than a savannah of lions.

    By Anonymous Scared_englishman, at January 23, 2011 4:50 pm  

  • Perfect hit. That's real skill - a tackle within the rules without shoulder-charging or anything else.

    By Anonymous Mike, at January 23, 2011 4:54 pm  

  • beautiful tackle

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 23, 2011 6:13 pm  

  • what a peach of a hit! Note in the replay how he dosent go back 1inch. One of my fav players!

    Raging Irishman

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 23, 2011 8:53 pm  

  • get some munster/irish & toulon/ospreys highlights up RD

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 23, 2011 9:32 pm  

  • Perfect tackle. Now that's what I'm talking about!

    By Anonymous Juggernauter, at January 24, 2011 12:59 am  

  • Good job he already has 2 kids, after the tackle he may have found himself missing 'something...'

    (watch the 15's knees/legs)

    Awesome tackle though :)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 24, 2011 1:27 am  

  • *pacific islanders take note :p *

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 24, 2011 1:28 am  

  • Surely Scotland should make a place for him? Get him in the engine room along with Natahn Hines (and get rid of Scot Mcleod to the bench)and start Brown, Beattie and Brown.

    Now that's some pack!

    By Anonymous Joost, at January 24, 2011 1:48 am  

  • *That would be Barkley, Beattie and Brown

    By Anonymous Joost, at January 24, 2011 1:49 am  

  • Good hit, that's what it's all about.

    By Anonymous Tom, at January 24, 2011 2:28 am  

  • The way the game is going, I'm surprised he wasn't carded for that.
    If he'd been an islander he probably would have been.

    By Anonymous Jimbo, at January 24, 2011 2:29 am  

  • What excellent technique!

    By Blogger Emmet, at January 24, 2011 2:45 am  

  • best tackler in the world!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 24, 2011 8:55 am  

  • Great tackle, it's a shame he slipped off the radar a bit.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 24, 2011 10:27 am  

  • Absolute legend, he makes the biggest hits but every single one of them legal, without a shadow of doubt.

    Extremely unlucky with injuries and I think his time is now up on the international stage but great to see him still knocking them down at this high level.

    By Anonymous Warrior, at January 24, 2011 2:12 pm  

  • Always thought White was a legend.

    Not long ago, I thought he was one of the best Blindside flankers the world had to offer.

    P.S. I'm Aussie

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 24, 2011 3:29 pm  

  • Great player

    By Anonymous Enough, at January 24, 2011 6:31 pm  

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