|Birth name||Adrian Paul Spencer|
|Date of birth||3 March 1973|
|Place of birth||Warrington, Cheshire, England|
|Rugby union career|
Ady Spencer is a former professional rugby league footballer. He made history at University as the first player to win full Cambridge blues in both Rugby Union and Rugby League. He was regarded as the instrumental Cambridge player in the period of dominance over the Rugby League Dark Blues in the mid-1990s. He also played for Great Britain U19s in Rugby League before going up to Cambridge.
Ady Spencer's position of choice was as a stand-off and he often appeared from the interchange bench.
Ady Spencer became the focus of national controversy when he was banned by the Rugby Football Union in 1994 for his appearance in the 1994 Rugby Union Varsity match having already played Rugby League at a professional level (albeit unpaid) with the London Crusaders. This was the subject of an Early Day Motion in the UK Parliament at Westminster . Rugby Union was professionalised several months later after a high-profile campaign by MP's and media to highlight the case.
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