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De Kock tips Spencer for England honours next season


Ben Spencer will be playing for England before the end of next season according to his Saracens club mate Neil de Kock.

Spencer is battling for a scrum-half berth at Saracens alongside 36-year-old de Kock and England international Richard Wigglesworth.

That three-way battle has more often than not forced Spencer, 22,  to settle for Aviva A League and LV= Cup games to show his fledgling talents.

But Wigglesworth should be away with England for the start of the Aviva Premiership Rugby season as the Red Rose aim to lift the Rugby World Cup on home soil.

And after kicking Sarries to the LV= Cup title last season, Spencer – who has already appeared for England Saxons in his young career – is now ready to make the next leap according to De Kock.

“I am really excited about what Ben Spencer is going to bring and deliver not only for Saracens but for England in the future,” he said.

“He is a player who is earmarked for bigger things and potentially this year could be the year that he flies.

“It could be a difficult situation because, forget about me, we could be looking at two England guys in the same position before too long.

“That will sort itself out, Saracens have been a team that have been able to juggle and get the best out. We have been lucky that the team has gone well so a strong squad helps in that regard.

“Ben has been ready now for quite some time, he is in great shape. He’s a modern No.9, he is big, fast, strong an unbelievable kicker of the ball.

“He is probably the best kicker of a ball I have seen with both feet, an incredible goalkicker that adds value as well, he is almost like a French No.9 who steps up and slots his goals.”


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