Carlos Spencer returns to Blues ahead of Brisbane Tens
Carlos Spencer is lacing up the boots and putting on the Blues jersey once again, 22 years after he first donned it.
The Ngāti Raukawa maestro has linked up with his old club as they prepare for the Brisbane Tens this weekend.
At 42, he's reaching the elderly stage as far as rugby playing days are concerned, however, for him it’s no bother, and he says he’s excited at the prospect of representing the side that nurtured him in years gone by.
“I've been out of this environment close to 13, 14 years now. I'm very proud of this club. So to be back here amongst these young boys, having a bit of a run around is a privilege and an honour.”
Spencer became famous for his exhilarating style and his unique ways.
Coach Tana Umaga says it’s no surprise that some of the younger players are in awe.
“Showing someone that they usually see on screen and on walls and in posters and then just talk to them I think that's an experience in itself.”
Spencer also adds that while he is excited, he’s also nervous about getting physical and trying to not get smashed by the opposition.
“Pulled up to training the other day and hardly recognise any of these boys, you know? It’s scary how young they are, and how big and physical they are now, you know?”
The goal is to win the Brisbane Tens which starts on Friday.