Legendary Playmaker Carlos Spencer Lands Huge Coaching Role

The King is back.

Legendary former All Blacks and Blues playmaker Carlos Spencer will be part of the Hurricanes’ coaching team next season.

With current head coach Chris Boyd set to depart at the end of the Super Rugby season to take up a role with Premiership side Northampton Saints, Spencer will join as an assistant with John Plumtree set to take over from Boyd.

Forwards coach Richard Watt and scrum coach Dan Cron have also committed to the the 2019 group alongside former Munster utility back Jason Holland.

“I’ve worked with Carlos in South Africa when I was at the Sharks and I was impressed with him from what I saw then,” Plumtree said.

“He has carried on that good work, not only in South Africa but in Japan, and I really look forward to working with him again. Everyone that I’ve spoken to about Carlos and the way he operates has impressed me and he is really positive about joining the group and the club.”

Spencer said he had long held an ambition to return to New Zealand and coach in a full-time capacity and was delighted to be afforded an opportunity with the Hurricanes.

“We are all moving in the same direction from the conversations I’ve had with Plum and I’m sure we will continue to reach and carry on the high standards the Hurricanes club demands.”