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.”