The Sharks official website has confirmed that former Lions backline coach Carlos Spencer will be helping the team with their Super Rugby preparations, on a temporary basis.
Spencer will be helping out as a specialist skills and kicking consultant, working with all the backs, but primarily with Pat Lambie and the other flyhalves in the squad.
Speaking to Sharksrugby website editor Michael Marnewick, head coach John Plumtree confirmed his excitement at what he hopes Spencer can bring. “His experience as a player and the opportunity for us to use him was great for us. He loves his coaching and his knowledge of flyhalf and backline play is invaluable, he will also be looking at kicking skills, he was a great tactical kicker himself and he is really good at passing on his knowledge.
“We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to use him here and it’s good for the players to have a change. Because he’s going to be here for a couple of weeks, he can enjoy himself and get to know the players which can only be of benefit for everyone.
“I was really impressed with what he did with Elton Jantjies.”
Spencer himself added: “I’m really looking forward to it; Plum invited me to come here and spend a couple of weeks with The Sharks, obviously to have a look at Pat Lambie and a few of the other boys. I’m really happy to be here.
“The Sharks have always been a very competitive side, they’ve always been up there amongst the top teams, be it Currie Cup or Super Rugby. They’ve always had a very dominant forward pack and backed that up with some pretty skilful backs. They are always challenging for a top four spot and finals, they’re an exciting team to watch.
“They play a good brand of rugby, one I enjoy as well as, being an attacking player.
“They came close last year and hopefully they can do it this year, I’m looking forward to it, to see how they go this year.”Tweet