Glance around the gym inside ACT Brumbies headquarters on a quiet day and you'll probably find three-year-old Leo gazing at shiny barbells or pushing exercise balls around.
Then you'll see his dad Nic White, the injured Wallabies scrumhalf who has his sights locked on a Bledisloe Cup return.
White initially feared he would be sidelined until The Rugby Championship after he was ruled out of the three-Test series against France with a medial cruciate ligament injury.
But now the 31-year-old ACT Brumbies star could return to the fray for the second Bledisloe Cup match in Perth on August 21, conceding the series opener in Auckland on August 7 is perhaps a bridge too far.
And Test-veteran White has the perfect little training partner pushing him along the way.
"Early on I couldn't do too much and all the guys were on their week off. I was in the gym by myself so I take Leo in with me when I can just to do some weights," White said.
"He's a great little training partner. I guess that's the silver lining in all of this, I'm able to spend some quality time with him and [one-year-old] Sonny. He certainly brings a lot of energy as a training partner.
"He copies everything I do which is pretty cute. You certainly don't get those opportunities very often, to be able to take your kid in to work with you and let them train with you."
It was something of a necessity after "a freak injury" left White's hopes of featuring against France in tatters.
White was making a cover tackle at training and as his body swung one way, his feet were collected in a bout of friendly fire. Something had to give way, and it just so happened to be his knee.
Initially it was looking like I would probably miss the Bledisloe, but now Im thinking I could be half a chance for that.Wallabies scrumhalf Nic White
A handful of platelet-rich plasma injections and a three-and-a-half-week stint in a knee brace would follow.
So instead of playing in Saturday night's decider, White was pouring beers inside a Braddon pub - anything to dispel the nerves.
"I find watching hard. Like any time, I'm just not a good spectator at all," White laughed.
"I get more nervous watching than I do playing. Very close games haven't helped being a spectator. Obviously they're great for entertainment value but it's certainly heart in mouth stuff."
White managed to rid himself of the knee brace last week and medical staff said he was ahead of schedule in his recovery.
Now begins the process of learning to walk properly before he can run, and eventually, pull on a gold jersey again as he zones in on a return date.
"It's pretty open-ended. To be honest, it started pretty bad as to what they thought. I've progressed through the first few weeks pretty well," White said.
"I've got to tip my hat to the medical team. Those injections have certainly helped, and we have certainly taken the right approach to giving it time to rest and heal. When I came out of the brace and they felt it, it felt a bit ahead of where we thought it would be.
"We thought I might be back for The Rugby Championship, I could potentially be back a little sooner than that. It only takes one little mishap in my return to play and it could set me back a couple of weeks.
"Initially it was looking like I would probably miss the Bledisloe, but now I'm thinking I could be half a chance for that. Maybe Auckland might be a bit too soon, but I certainly think post that game I could be in the mix.
"We'll just have to wait and see. It just takes one day of me pushing it a little too hard, which is certainly in my nature, and it could set me back."
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