England international Ben Spencer will depart Saracens this summer after spending nine years at Allianz Park.
Having made 173 appearances in nine seasons for the Men in Black, Spencer will face a new challenge in the Gallagher Premiership with Bath Rugby.
After impressing on trial the scrum-half joined the Academy in 2011 and made his debut against Wasps at Twickenham on the opening day of the 2011 Premiership season.
Spencer was instrumental in helping the club bounce back from the disappointment of losing two finals in the 2013/14 season as he starred in the 2015 LV= Cup final.
Faced with a last-minute penalty with the clock in the red, Spencer showed great composure to nail his kick at Franklin’s Gardens in a 23-20 victory over Exeter Chiefs.
Involved in the success of three Premiership trophies and two Champions Cups between 2015 and 2018, Spencer faced healthy competition from Richard Wigglesworth and Neil de Kock.
But he got the chance to start in both the Premiership and Champions Cup finals at the business end of the 2018/19 season as Sarries secured a famous double.
JOIN THE RUCK
And having made some incredible memories and friendships along the way, Spencer admits he will always cherish his time as a Saracen.
“I’m sad to be leaving a club that’s been my life for nine years,” said Spencer. “It’s very much a club I called home.
“A lot of people hear about the culture coming from outside but until you’re actually in the environment and witness it first hand.
“I can’t speak highly enough of the people and what they do to look after you and support you. Everyone is always willing to help.
“I’ll treasure the memories that I’ve made at this club for the rest of my life.
“I leave with incredible memories and great friendships and I have no doubt the club will come back strongly.”
The full list of who’s going & who’s staying at Saracens
Here’s our changing list of stayers, loaners, likely leavers and confirmed departures at Saracens.
- Owen Farrell
- Elliot Daly
- Jamie George
- Billy Vunipola
- Mako Vunipola
- Jackson Wray
- Joel Kpoku
- Sean Maitland
- Ali Crossdale
- Vincent Koch