He was one of NZ’s most exciting first fives and now Carlos Spencer is set to share his knowledge, skills and experience with the Hurricanes.

He has been named as the Hurricanes Assistant Coach for next year and despite playing his Super Rugby career for the Blues, it's a homecoming of sorts for the proud Horowhenua man.   

“I grew up in the Nua so I knew Wellington quite well. If there was ever another franchise I was going to in New Zealand it was probably going to be the Hurricanes.”

John Plumtree will take on the role of head coach and therefore Spencer will replace him as the assistant coach next season.

A star player in his time weather for the Blues or the All Blacks he has since had a coaching hand in teams overseas.

Spencer says he now hopes to share some of his skills and experience with some of the country’s best players right now.

“Hopefully I can bring some fresh ideas may be a bit of stuff outside the box. I’m excited by it and will learn a lot from these guys as well.”

Today the 'Canes will take on his old team the Blues.