King Carlos to join Canes coaching staff

Former All Blacks flyhalf Carlos Spencer will be an assistant coach for the Hurricanes from 2019.

Spencer will join the coaching team of John Plumtree, who will replace Chris Boyd as head coach at the end of the 2018 season.

Forwards coach Richard Watt, scrum coach Dan Cron and assistant coach Jason Holland will continue in their current roles.

‘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,’ said Plumtree.

‘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.’

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