Saracens scrum-half Ben Spencer makes Bath switch

Ben Spencer played nine seasons with Saracens
Ben Spencer played nine seasons with Saracens

Saracens' England international Ben Spencer will make a switch to Premiership club Bath Rugby ahead of the 2020/21 season.

Spencer started his rugby career with Cambridge in 2010 but has been associated with Saracens since 2011 making 173 appearances including 116 Premiership games since then.

The 27-year-old enjoyed three Premiership titles and two Champions Cup victories with the Sarries and his success at the domestic level earned him a England call-up in 2018 where he made his debut during the summer series against the Springboks.

Spencer has played four Tests for England till date including a solitary appearance in the World Cup in Japan last year that came in the final against South Africa which the red rose team went on to lose 12-32.

“I’m sad to be leaving a club that’s been my life for nine years,” said Spencer to Saracens' official website.

“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.”

Saracens will be playing in the second tier Championship next season after they were handed over an automatic relegation for a series of salary cap breaches.

“It has been very satisfying watching Ben’s progress during his time with our club," said Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall.

“We thank him for his significant contribution and wish him and his family well in the future.”