Carlos lends a hand

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 17 Jan 2013 at 11:05
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Sharksworld has learned that former All Black flyhalf “King” Carlos Spencer has been involved with the Sharks Super Rugby squad this week.

It’s not clear exactly what role – or in what capacity – Spencer is being employed, but we understand that his input is being used on a short-term basis, perhaps as a specialist kicking or attack consultant.

Based on the latest Sharks training gallery on the Gallo website, Spencer has definitely been playing an active role at practice and it does appear as though he’s spending some time with the kickers in the team. Whatever the case, a little bit of the sort of flair that he managed to bring to the Lions backline over the last few years certainly wouldn’t go amiss if added to the Sharks already formidable game plan.

Good to have you around, Carlos! Long may it last.


  • Taking a look at the photos, it looks as though he might be doing a little bit of both – kicking and some work with the backline.

    Definitely a better consultant to get in to work on attack skills than Victor “Skop hom, skop hom hoog” Matfield.

  • Comment 1, posted at 17.01.13 11:10:08 by Butchie34 Reply
  • Oooohhhh weeeeee, imagine the Sharks backline with Carlos’ input.

    Let’s hope this blossoms into more than just a short term role.

  • Comment 2, posted at 17.01.13 11:11:31 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 2) : I’d be pretty happy, but don’t see it happening on a full-time basis unless they get rid of one of the incumbents…

  • Comment 3, posted at 17.01.13 11:14:29 by robdylan Reply
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  • Awesome! Now we just need a scrum coach and a mental coach and I will be a very happy man!

  • Comment 4, posted at 17.01.13 11:17:18 by Die Kriek Reply

  • With Carlos back, doesnt anybody wish Plums other pal that also helped out a sharks side(albeit Sale), would come and help out for a while.

  • Comment 5, posted at 17.01.13 11:27:31 by Wolmaestro Reply

  • Interesting.

  • Comment 6, posted at 17.01.13 11:32:26 by SteelShark Reply
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  • Carlos is at the Sharks for the week and has spent time with the coaching staff. He is coaching skills with the Sharks S15 and Vodacom Cup training squads.

  • Comment 7, posted at 17.01.13 11:54:48 by insider Reply

  • @insider (Comment 7) : thanks 🙂 Excellent move to get him on-board, albeit only for a short period.

  • Comment 8, posted at 17.01.13 11:59:03 by robdylan Reply
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  • Fantastic news. Hopefully he will add some additional attacking elements to our back line play.

  • Comment 9, posted at 17.01.13 12:22:14 by Bump Reply

  • cant wait for the results under his influence

  • Comment 10, posted at 17.01.13 12:22:47 by Dunx Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 8) : Let’s hope it turns into something more permanent!

  • Comment 11, posted at 17.01.13 12:34:23 by ChrisS Reply
  • also looks like theyre working on placing the ball when going to ground and players are lying on top of them? fairly obvious from the pictures

  • Comment 12, posted at 17.01.13 13:04:13 by Talent Reply
  • If quick ball is essential ,is the 9 jersey as tied up as we may think?

  • Comment 13, posted at 17.01.13 13:09:58 by Talent Reply
  • @Talent (Comment 13) : who do you think has it?

  • Comment 14, posted at 17.01.13 13:55:08 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 14) : I don’t know but McLeod has a faster service (since last I saw)than Reinach.

  • Comment 15, posted at 17.01.13 14:29:39 by Talent Reply
  • @Talent (Comment 15) : yes, I think it’s McLeod to start, Cobus to backup and goodness know who is third choice. Hanco Venter?

  • Comment 16, posted at 17.01.13 14:35:07 by robdylan Reply
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  • Cobus should start.He had like one bad game.

    Mcleod did get the ball out quick,but not anymore.

  • Comment 17, posted at 17.01.13 14:38:47 by Honey Badger Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 16) : Weren’t they considering Zeilinga at 9 at some stage?

  • Comment 18, posted at 17.01.13 14:46:15 by Talent Reply
  • @Talent (Comment 18) : ja, actually they were and for all we know, might still be.

  • Comment 19, posted at 17.01.13 14:52:09 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 19) : Do you know if Campbell is back with the Sharks age group sides?

  • Comment 20, posted at 17.01.13 14:58:28 by Talent Reply
  • @Wolmaestro (Comment 5) :

    Dont know if anybody replied to this . Mitches is still under contract with the Lions until the end of this year and is not allowed to help out with any other SA super rugby Franchise

  • Comment 21, posted at 18.01.13 07:35:05 by Zibbie Reply
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  • I like. I hope he can become a more permanent addition. You can see what he did for Elton’s general game.

  • Comment 22, posted at 18.01.13 08:26:15 by Bokhoring Reply
  • King Carlos is now a King Shark!

  • Comment 23, posted at 18.01.13 12:50:47 by King Shark Reply
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