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Scotland’s White signs for Sale Sharks

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Sharks coach Jim Mallinder expressed his delight with the signing of the young quality forward: "He has played and competed on the international stage and I am sure he will fit in well with our plans."

The 25-year-old White made his debut for Scotland in April 2000 in the side's famous Calcutta Cup win over England and was voted Famous Grouse Scotland Man Of The match in the game against England in February last year.

White has also played in the Heineken Cup this season for Glasgow and even scored a try against the Sharks.

Glasgow CEO David Jordan expressed his disappointment at losing a player of the White's calibre, saying: "Jason made it clear that he wanted to seek new opportunities and there does come a point when people say they want to try something different."

Scottish Rugby Union (SRU) CEO Bill Watson, explained that it remained the policy of the SRU to encourage their top players to play their club rugby in Scotland, yet were compelled to look after the overall welfare of professional players.

"It is not always easy," he explained, "but we strive to get the balance right in order that we can pitch very competitive terms and conditions for our elite players as we seek to ensure they play their club rugby in Scotland."


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