|Birth name||Jonathan Parker Laidley White |
|Date of birth||27 February 1935|
|Place of birth||Wollongong, New South Wales |
|Rugby union career|
Jonathan Parker Laidley White (born 27 February 1935) is an Australian former national representative rugby union player who made twenty-four Test appearances for his country between 1958 and 1965. He is regarded as one of Australia's finest rugby football players of the 20th century.
White was born in Wollongong, but the family moved west to Cumnock and White commenced playing rugby union while boarding at The King's School, Parramatta. After leaving school he played with Yeoval club. White captained Central West against New Zealand and South African sides, and was selected for NSW Country.
He debuted as a Wallaby in 1958 against New Zealand, playing in the second row. For the rest of his Wallaby career he played loosehead prop, and played a significant role in the revival of Australian rugby which occurred in the 1960s.
Rugby historian Jack Pollard judged him "one of the finest forwards Australia has produced, a 187.5cm (6ft 3in), 100kg (16st) grazier who between 1958 and 1965 did not turn in a bad game for Australia."