The Toronto Arrows re-signed Spencer Jones for the 2022 Major League Rugby season. The 24-year-old center is 6’1″, and 210 lbs.
Spencer played 515 minutes in 9 matches, starting 5, and scored 8 points (1 conversion and 2 penalty goals).
“He had 1,024 carry metres on 126 carries, 213 tackles (86.9% completion), 12 tackle breaks, 10 dominant tackles, 10 linebreaks, 10 offloads, three tries, and two breakdown steals over his three years with the club. He’s also kicked two penalty goals and one conversion, bringing his point tally to 23.”
During the 2019 season, he played in 16 of the team’s 17 games, however, he was injured in 2020 and did not play in the truncated regular season.
Jones was born in Canada but grew up in Cambridge, New Zealand. He attended the University of Waikato from 2016-2018 pursuing a BMSC Degree.
In New Zealand, he played for the Hamilton Old Boys and was part of the Waikato Development squad. In 2018 he played for the Austin Blacks and for Westshore in the British Columbia CDI Premier League.
Jones has earned 5 caps (all starts) for Canada since making his international debut against the United States on September 4, 2021. The last of his tests was against Portugal at Lisbon, November 6, 2021.
Toronto Arrows Comments
Mark Winokur, Toronto Arrows Chief Operating Officer, and General Manager said “Spencer has shown incredible resolve in his long recovery from a tough knee injury. After being sidelined for close to two years, Spencer picked up right where he left off in 2019; when he returned for the second half of last season, he was right back to play as one of the top centres in North America, and he’s poised to continue his strong play in 2022.”
DJCoil Rugby articles by Doug Coil are also available on Facebook. Other Social Media sites to follow or subscribe to include Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube for interviews.