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Ben Spencer (rugby union)

Ben Spencer (born 31 July 1992) is an English professional rugby union player who plays as a scrum-half for Saracens in the Premiership Rugby.

Ben Spencer
Birth nameBenjamin Thomas Spencer
Date of birth (1992-07-31) 31 July 1992 (age 27)
Place of birthStockport, England
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight86 kg (190 lb; 13 st 8 lb)
SchoolBramhall High School
Ivybridge Community College
Rugby union career
Position(s) Scrum-half
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010–2011
2011–
Cambridge
Saracens
29
82
(150)
(276)
Correct as of 23 September 2017
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012
2012–
2018–
England U20
England Saxons
England
6
2
3
(0)
(5)
(0)
Correct as of 18 June 2018

Club careerEdit

Spencer represented Cambridge during the 2010–11 National League 1 season. In August 2011, after impressing during a pre-season trial, Spencer signed for Saracens.[1] In March 2015, Spencer kicked a last-minute penalty as Saracens defeated Exeter Chiefs 23-20 in the final of the Anglo-Welsh Cup.[2] In May 2016, Spencer was a second-half substitute for Richard Wigglesworth as Sarries defeated Racing 92 to win the European Rugby Champions Cup for the first time.[3] The following season, Spencer was again a used replacement as Saracens defeated ASM Clermont Auvergne to retain their European title.[4] He was Saracens' top try scorer in the 2017/18 season. [5]

International careerEdit

Spencer was a member of the England under-20 squad that competed at the 2012 IRB Junior World Championship in South Africa.[6] In January 2012, Spencer scored a try on his debut for the England Saxons in a victory against Ireland Wolfhounds.[7]

On 27 October 2019 he was called up to England's squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup as an injury replacement for Willi Heinz.[8]

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ben Spencer signs for Saracens". Premiership Rugby. 31 August 2011. Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  2. ^ "LV= Cup final: Saracens 23-20 Exeter Chiefs". BBC Sport. 22 March 2015. Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Saracens beat Racing 92 to win first European Champions Cup". BBC Sport. 14 May 2016. Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  4. ^ "European Champions Cup: Saracens beat Clermont 28-17 to retain European title". BBC Sport. 13 May 2017. Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  5. ^ https://www.saracens.com/news-article/spencer-ends-season-as-sarries-top-premiership-try-scorer
  6. ^ "IRB Junior World Championship 2012, Match 27". World Rugby. 22 June 2012. Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  7. ^ "Spencer delighted with "dream" debut". ESPN Scrum. 29 January 2012. Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  8. ^ "England call up Ben Spencer to replace Willi Heinz in World Cup final squad". BBC. 27 October 2019. Retrieved 28 October 2019.

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