Hurricanes axe Carlos Spencer as assistant coach

Hurricanes axe Carlos Spencer as assistant coach

Former All Black fly-half Carlos Spencer was sacked as assistant coach of the Wellington Hurricanes on Monday due to "the financial uncertainty created by COVID-19", the New Zealand Super Rugby club said.

Carlos Spencer - AFP

Spencer, who won 35 Test caps for New Zealand, joined the Hurricanes last year, bringing his renowned backline prowess to the Wellington outfit's coaching set-up.

However, the Hurricanes said the 44-year-old's contract would finish early.

"He will not be part of the Hurricanes coaching team for the remainder of Super Rugby Aotearoa," it said, thanking him for a "significant contribution" to the club.

Spencer has previously coached at several South African Super Rugby clubs and in Japan's Top League.

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