No Happy New Year for White

Former Lions tourist Jason White has had little cause to celebrate the New Year. [more]

No Happy New Year for White

Former Lions tourist Jason White has had little cause to celebrate the New Year.

The Scotland back row began 2010 in the worst possible fashion as he suffered a serious injury on January 1.

White, who was called up as a replacement on the Lions’ tour of New Zealand five years ago, broke his leg during training with French side Clermont Auvergne.

The 31-year-old had been preparing for the Top 14 clash with Toulon but is now expected to be out of action for a minimum of three months.

White has already undergone surgery to repair a fractured tibia but will now miss the entire Six Nations campaign, which begins when Scotland face France at Murrayfield on February 7 and ends when they travel to Ireland on March 20.

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Although the 77-times capped international has not secured a starting berth under new Scotland coach Andy Robinson, he has still been a key member of the matchday 22 and his absence will be a huge blow as the Scots look to improve on last season’s solitary Six Nations victory.

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