Saracens secure scrumhalf Spencer

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 12:07
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TRANSFER NEWS: Scrumhalf Ben Spencer has signed a new deal with Saracens which will see him remain at Allianz Park until 2020.

The 25-year-old Spencer joins Owen Farrell, Jamie George, Nick Isiekwe, Alex Lozowski, and Max Malins in signing new terms with the club, as Saracens continue to secure their brightest talents to long-term deals.

Since making his debut in March 2011 after joining the club as scrumhalf cover from Cambridge RFC, Spencer’s rise to prominence within the Saracens system has seen the Manchester-born playmaker capped by England Saxons and called-up to England’s Elite Player Squad (EPS).

During his 108 appearances for the Men in Black, he has helped Sarries to two Premiership titles, two European Rugby Champions Cup’s and an Anglo-Welsh Cup, with his last-gasp penalty in the 2015 Anglo-Welsh Cup final against Exeter Chiefs forever etched in Saracens folklore.

On committing his future to the club, Spencer said: "This is my seventh season with Saracens and I’m extremely happy here, so I’m delighted to re-sign with the Club.

"When you look at the team that we put out this weekend, it was packed full of internationals and I think the more you play and train alongside players of that calibre and experience than your game can only go one way, and that’s up. The Club’s in a great place moving forward and I’m really looking forward to my future here,"

Saracens director or rugby Mark McCall said: "Ben has already proven that he is one of the best scrum-halves in the league, but what excites is us all is how much more there is to come from him.

"He has had some great halfbacks to learn from in his time with us in Neil de Kock and Richard Wigglesworth being at the club, and he’s shown real dedication and patience – two qualities that we really value here.

"We believe he will have a big role to play for Club and country in the next few years and alongside all of our other recent re-signings, Ben is part of a core of young, homegrown group that we’re excited to see flourish alongside each other at Allianz Park over the next few years,"

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