Hurricanes axe Carlos Spencer as assistant coach

Previous All Blacks flyhalf Carlos Spencer was sacked as assistant coach of the Hurricanes on Monday because of to “the financial uncertainty created by Covid-19”, the New Zealand Tremendous Rugby franchise mentioned.

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Spencer, who received 35 Examination caps for New Zealand, joined the Hurricanes final calendar year, bringing his renowned backline prowess to the Wellington outfit’s coaching established-up.

Nonetheless, the Hurricanes mentioned the 44-calendar year-old’s agreement would end early.

“He will not be part of the Hurricanes coaching team for the remainder of Super Rugby Aotearoa,” it mentioned, thanking him for a “significant contribution” to the group.

Spencer has beforehand coached at various South African Tremendous Rugby sides and in Japan’s Best League.

He was introduced into the Hurricanes coaching device below previous head coach John Plumtree in 2019. Plumtree remaining the Hurricanes in December 2019 to consider up a position with the All Blacks and was changed by Jason Holland.

The other assistant coach at the Hurricanes is forwards expert Chris Gibbes.

Updated: June 29, 2020 — 10:04 am

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