Ben Spencer to join Bath Rugby on long-term deal

5 June 2020

Following the squad update issued this morning in which Bath Rugby confirms Ben Spencer putting pen to paper on a three-year deal, 

Spencer brings huge benefit in a vital position for Bath Rugby and is well-known for his threat with ball in hand and with his pace and agility offering constant challenge to opposition defences. His world-class skillset, which includes his speed of service, and accuracy of kicking game have seen his performances in the Premiership and Europe consistently standout in recent seasons.

Spencer’s arrival from Saracen’s comes following a nine-year career for the 27-year-old where he has made over 150 appearances, experiencing huge success both domestically and in Europe. His debut for England came in 2018 during their tour of South Africa.

An ex-pupil of Ivybridge College, Spencer is no-stranger to the South West, and his move to the West-Country with Bath Rugby sees him commit to the Club on a three-year contract.

Director of Rugby Stuart Hooper commented; 

“The Club’s focus on the scrum-half position has been clear when looking ahead to the future - we believe Ben’s attributes will help us continue to develop our game, and the nine position that we intend to grow as an area of real strength and depth. 

“His experience and understanding of the game is impressive, and he offers something with his running game that we are really excited about. He will play a big part in the future here, and his experience will help players we already have here like Ollie Fox really progress as well as he continues to really push-on with his career”

“We’ve made it no secret that our recruitment cycle last year was focused on bringing a group of hungry and ambitious forwards to the Club, to add to what we already had. We have seen the impact of that this season, with Obano, Stuart, Boyce, Stooke, McNally, Bayliss, Mercer, and so on, we have really seen that make an impact.

“To bring somebody of Ben’s quality into the group, for us to continue to move forwards with this sort of signing, is outstanding for the Club. Ben’s desire to be here was clear from when I first met him, and I have no doubt of what he is able and willing to offer us both on and off the field.” 

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