Carlos becomes a King

Tue, 10 Dec 2013 14:43
Focus on the backline as well as skills training

The Kings have confirmed that former All Black flyhalf Carlos Spencer has joined the EP Kings coaching ranks on a five year contract.

EP Rugby CEO Charl Crous said Spencer, who played for the Blues and for New Zealand internationally, will coach the backline and focus on developing players' skills.

“Carlos will be joining the EP Kings to focus on the backline as well as skills training,” said Crous.

Spencer first rose to prominence when he starred in a Ranfurly Shield challenge match in 1991, playing for the Horowhenua team against Auckland. Auckland coach Graham Henry spotted Spencer's talent and recruited him to play for the Auckland team.

He played for the Blues Super Rugby team from the inception of the competition in 1996 until 2005, and also played extensively for the Auckland NPC side. In 2005 he signed to the English club, Northampton Saints.

In 2010 Spencer signed for the Golden Lions, to play for the team in the 2010 and 2011 Super Rugby seasons.

He subsequently took up a coaching role with the team before moving to the Sharks for the 2013 season.

Crous said that he is confident that Spencer's experience will prove invaluable for the Kings.

“We are excited to see what Carlos can do with our team and are sure that he will be a positive asset to the team coaching structures,” he said.