Player Archive - J.S. Spencer

J.S. Spencer player photo.
  • Country: England England
  • Points Scored: 41
John Sothern Spencer was born in Grassington on 10 August 1947 and educated at Cressbrook School, Sedbergh School and Cambridge University where he gained three Blues between 1967 and and 1969. He is now a solicitor in north Yorkshire. He played club rugby at centre for Headingley and Wharfedale. He ranks joint eighth in the all-time appearances' records for the Barbarians with 23 games between 1969 and 1977, including 11 tries and a record ten matches (in modern times) as captain. He also captained Cambridge University, England under-25 and, on four occasions, England. As well as playing in 14 internationals at centre for England, he toured Australasia in 1971 with the successful British Isles' side, playing in 10 games, three of them on the wing and one, against a Combined XV at Timaru, as captain. In 1970 he played for England & Wales against Scotland & Ireland as part of the RFU's centenary celebrations. His many administrative roles include a Board Director on the RFU, a representative on the IRB, and a director of the British & Irish Lions. John Spencer is the chairman of the Barbarian Football Club, and was appointed Manager of the 2017 British and Irish Lions to New Zealand. See also - Roll of Honour : Profiles

Games Played

Date Opponent Points    
11 April 1977 Swansea 0 Full Squad Match Images
08 April 1977 Penarth 4 Full Squad Match Images
19 April 1976 Swansea 4 Full Squad Match Images
17 April 1976 Cardiff 0 Full Squad Match Images
01 April 1975 Newport 8 Full Squad Match Images
28 March 1975 Penarth 4 Full Squad Match Images
13 April 1974 Cardiff 0 Full Squad Match Images
27 December 1973 Leicester Tigers 0 Full Squad Match Images
17 October 1973 Coventry 0 Full Squad Match Images
24 April 1973 Newport 12 Full Squad Match Images
20 April 1973 Penarth 0 Full Squad Match Images
04 April 1972 Newport 0 Full Squad Match Images
31 March 1972 Penarth 0 Full Squad Match Images
28 December 1971 Leicester Tigers 0 Full Squad Match Images
24 October 1970 Fiji XV 3 Full Squad Match Images
26 September 1970 Dublin Wanderers 0 Full Squad Match Images
09 May 1970 Scotland XV (non-cap) 3 Full Squad Match Images
09 April 1970 East Midlands 0 Full Squad Match Images
30 March 1970 Newport 0 Full Squad Match Images
28 March 1970 Cardiff 3 Full Squad Match Images
31 January 1970 South Africa XV (non-cap) 0 Full Squad Match Images
27 December 1969 Leicester Tigers 0 Full Squad Match Images
27 March 1969 East Midlands 0 Full Squad Match Images