Former Wigan Warriors and Leigh Centurions prop finds new club

Former Wigan Warriors and Leigh Centurions prop Tom Spencer has signed for Oldham.

Spencer signed for hometown club Wigan Warriors when he was 19, playing in seven Super League games for Wigan before going down the road to Leigh, initially on loan, and ending up spending most of his career there.

He did have two seasons away when he went to Broncos. In 2018, the year they won promotion with that stunning 4-2 Million Pound game triumph against Toronto in Canada. Spencer played in 28 games that year.

After that Spencer went back to Leigh where he spent the last year of his contract, 2021, out on loan, first at Swinton and then at Newcastle.

Spencer said of his move to Oldham: “Everything slotted into place. I was looking for a part-time opportunity with a good club. Not only is Oldham a good club, but I was with Stuart (Littler) at Leigh and at Swinton and I’m excited to be part of what he is trying to achieve at Oldham.

“He’s hoping to rebuild Oldham with a new squad and I’m really looking forward to that and imparting a lot of my experience on the younger lads.

“It’s a new journey for me and at this stage of my career I couldn’t have had a better move. I’m back at university to finish my sports science degree which I started when I was 18.

“Rugby came first back then so when I went to Wigan full-time I had to give up on the degree. Now, I’m back at UCLAN in Preston so rugby has to be part-time and I couldn’t have come to a better part-time club than Oldham.

“I’m looking to qualify for a decent job when I have to hang up my boots, but I’ve a season or two left in me yet and the challenge at Oldham is very different to anything I’ve been involved in before. It really does excite me, because I know all about Stu and he knows all about me. Also, we’ve got some very good young kids and it will be very gratifying for me to help them be the best they can be.”

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