Dual deal for Spencer
Wigan Warriors prop Tom Spencer, who made his Stobart Super League debut in last Saturday’s 20-6 win over Leeds Rhinos, has joined Co-operative Championship side Leigh on a dual-registration contract.
The Warriors say the system, which allows the 20-year-old to play for both clubs, has worked well for them over the last two seasons, with players gaining experience of a higher level of competition than the Under-20s before returning to Super League.
Wigan’s rugby manager Kris Radlinski said: “We are very comfortable with the environment that Leigh provides and know that Tom will gain a great deal from this experience.
“Every party benefits out of the arrangement with the player getting valuable playing experience at Championship level and Leigh receiving a high-quality young player to add to their playing squad.”