Player Focus Jack Spencer

Our next player focus is on prop Jack Spencer. Jack has been playing rugby since he was six years old after his dad Lee ‘Spanner’ Spencer took him to Folly Lane where he coached at the time.

He then went on to play for Salford between 2010-2011 as well as playing highly competitive seasons in France and Australia, writes JENNY McGRANE.

Once back in the UK, Jack signed for Barrow and after a season moved to Halifax. He then got a call from ‘Nobby’ (Scott Naylor) when the Oldham boss got wind Jack was looking for a move from Halifax.

As ‘Spanner’, the senior Spencer, was already at the club it was a good fit for the team. Jack is now in his forth season here. As a kid he was a big Salford fan and his favourite player was long serving hooker Malcolm Alker and also ex Salford, Leeds, Bradford and Warrington prop Adrian Morley. Morley is also the best player he has ever played against.

When asked how he would describe himself Jack responded with ‘best passer, best kicker, best drinker’.

His Mr Man character would be Mr Busy. His choice of squad member to take to a desert would be ‘anyone who isn’t from Yorkshire, especially Zack McComb because he doesn’t shut up and his jokes are rubbish’.

Jack’s thoughts on the season so far are this:

“We have shown glimpses of how good we can be but we haven’t played for 80 mins yet all year. When we do that I don’t think any team in this league can beat us. We will finish top of the league when we start to do that.”

Club Cash Lottery

SINCE Covid-19 caused us to temporarily abandon door-to-door CLUB CASH lottery collections last Spring there's never been a better time to come on board and help Roughyeds to get through these hugely challenging times.

Why ? The £500-a-week rollover jackpot is back -- not only that there are now TWO £50 prizes and TWO £25 prizes in addition to the first prize of £1,000, a second prize of £100 and ten consolation prizes of £10.

But the return of the jackpot is the big lottery news. It's back this week and it's been won first time out, so next week's jackpot is again £500 but if nobody touches lucky it will go up to £1,000 the following week and increase by £500 a week, if not won, to a maximum of £10,000.

We have seriously missed the regular income from collections on the doorstep, but we cannot thank too much those supporters who have got behind the club in these unprecedented times of hardship by keeping their Club Cash memberships going or, indeed, by joining for the first time, knowing that for £1 a week they can help the club to combat Covid and prepare with confidence for the challenges of Betfred Championship rugby in 2021.

You can send a cheque to cover a set number of weeks; take out a bank standing order -- our preferred option; complete a bank transfer; or pay for several weeks up front by credit or debit card.

You can download a standing order form by clicking on the link at the end of this news release and following the instructions or you can contact our Club Cash administrator John McAndrew (tel: 07980 129541; email: or speak to the club direct on 07904 898177 or email to:

he easiest way, though, is to download a standing order form below. The latest prize updates are shown on the form as follows (all for £1): £1,000, £100, £50 (2), £25 (2), a number of £10 consolation prizes and the £500-a-week rollover jackpot.

Best of luck!

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