Kin Carl JOINS THE CANES

FORMER ALL BLACKS AND BLUES LEGEND CAR­LOS SPENCER WILL BE JOIN­ING THE HUR­RI­CANES NEXT SEA­SON AS AN AS­SIS­TANT COACH.

NZ Rugby World - - The Breskdown -

Spencer, who played 100 games for the Blues and is ar­guably the great­est player in their his­tory, said that he had al­ways as­sumed his first Su­per Rugby coach­ing role in New Zealand would be with his former club.

But hav­ing worked with Hur­ri­canes in-com­ing head coach John Plumtree in South Africa, it is the Welling­ton club that have snared Spencer.

“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. Car­los will bring in fresh ideas and that’s also im­por­tant.”

Spencer said: “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.”

WE ARE ALL MOV­ING IN THE SAME DIRECTION FROM THE CON­VER­SA­TIONS I’VE HAD WITH PLUM...

CITY SLICKER Spencer al­ways thought he would coach at the Blues if he came back to New Zealand.

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