|Full name||Stuart Arthur Spruce|
|Born||3 January 1971|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||15 st 2 lb (96 kg)|
Stuart Arthur Spruce (born 3 January 1971) is an English rugby league footballer of the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. He played as a fullback for Widnes Vikings, and Bradford Bulls, and represented England, and Great Britain at international level.
Spruce played for Bradford Bulls at fullback in the 1999 Super League Grand Final which was lost to St. Helens. He became known as a good defensive player and an excellent offense. James Lowes, who played with him throughout his time with Bradford, paid this tribute: "Stuart has been one of the best fullbacks of his generation. He is a great talker on the field and a devastating runner."
He played for Bradford until the week before the 2001 Rugby League Challenge Cup Final, when he announced his retirement due to injury.
Return to Widnes
Spruce came out of retirement to play for Widnes during their inaugural Super League season in 2002. He made a total of 54 appearances before retiring permanently at the end of the 2003 Super League season.
Spruce won caps for England while at Widnes in 1992 against Wales and while at Bradford Bulls in 2000 against Russia (sub) and Fiji, and won caps for Great Britain while at Widnes in 1993 against France, and while at Bradford in 1996 against Papua New Guinea, Fiji, and New Zealand (3 matches).
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