Carlos Spencer appointed as Kings head coach

Written by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie)

Posted in :Currie Cup, EP Kings, Original Content on 21 Feb 2014 at 15:16
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Eastern Province Rugby CEO, Charl Crous, announced yesterday that Carlos Spencer will be head of coaching staff for the EP Kings during their 2014 Currie Cup Premier Division campaign.

Spencer said he is excited at being given the opportunity, as this will be his first time in a head coaching role.

“There are obviously challenges ahead, in terms of the head coach role, but I’m excited about it and looking forward to it and I feel I have the right people here to help me as well,” he said.

In 2011 Spencer assisted Johan Mitchell at the Lions where he worked closely with Elton Jantjies. In 2013 he helped out at the Sharks where he had the opportunity to work with Patrick Lambie.

Looking forward, he said he was not expecting too much from this year’s Currie Cup.

“This is a big step up for a lot of players. It’s going to take a lot of work and I’m not expecting too much out of this first Currie Cup, I just want to see the team being competitive. If anything happens above that, it’s a bonus.”

With regards to sourcing additional players, Spencer said they were looking at which players were available.

“It’s something we are still working on, obviously we do need certain players in certain areas, but it is something we are keeping close to our chest at the moment. Obviously we are working with the guys we do have, and right now our focus is on the guys we do have, and not the ones that we don’t,” he said.

“This is not a six month process, it will take time, but we are excited at having the opportunity and we just need to make the most of it,” he said.

Spencer will be assisted by Robbie Kempson, who will be looking after the forwards and Michael Horak, as defense coach, who will join after the completion of the Varsity Cup.

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