Chalkie White


Chalkie White
"Chalkie" White
Full name Herbert Victor White
Date of birth January 16, 1929(1929-01-16)
Place of birth Carlisle, England
Date of death January 24, 2005(2005-01-24) (aged 76)
Place of death Taunton, Somerset, England
Nickname Chalkie
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position scrum-half
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team



1957 - 1963[1]
Old Creightonians
Penzance & Newlyn
Camborne RFC
Leicester Tigers
Coaching career
Years Club / team
1968[2] - 1983[3] Leicester Tigers
Rugby union career

Herbert Victor "Chalkie" White (16 January 1929 — 24 January 2005) was an English rugby union player and later coach, instrumental in the success of Leicester Tigers.

White was born in Carlisle and served in the Royal Navy before becoming a schoolteacher. He played scrum-half for Old Creightonians, Penzance & Newlyn, Camborne RFC and Leicester Tigers before his career was ended after he was diagnosed with Ménière’s disease and lost his sense of balance.

He thus turned to coaching Leicester, while teaching at Nottingham High School. At this time the game was still amateur, and coaching frowned upon as "cheating", but White installed a professional attitude at Leicester. This took the Tigers to John Player Cup wins in 1979, 1980 and 1981, and losing finalists in 1978 and 1983 (at the time the cup was the only organised competition). The Leicester team including such luminaries as Paul Dodge, Peter Wheeler and Clive Woodward. Woodward would later coach England to victory in the 2003 World Cup.

White was never appointed England coach, England preferring instead Mike Davis, probably because of White's outspoken views. Instead he became divisional technical administrator to the South West region, based in Taunton.

He died at age 76 in 2005 from vascular dementia.[4]

References

  1. ^ Leicester Tigers obituary
  2. ^ Talk Rugby article
  3. ^ Peter Wheeler talks to the Leicester Mercury
  4. ^ Times Obituary

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