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Spencer takes up Kings role

21st February 2014 07:59


Carlos Spencer Lions 2012

Kings-bound: Carlos Spencer

Former New Zealand fly-half Carlos Spencer will take charge of the Eastern Province Kings during this year's Currie Cup tournament.

Spencer, whose swashbuckling style of rugby won global admiration during a 35-cap Test career, will be the head coach charged with ensuring a swift return to Super Rugby for the Kings.

The 38-year-old was previously assistant to John Plumtree at the Sharks, but moves from Durban to Port Elizabeth this year after the Kings were relegated from Super Rugby in their maiden season during 2013.

"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," Spencer told New Zealand media.

"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."

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All times are local
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Friday , August 8
Eastern Province Kings vs Western Province19:10
Saturday , August 9
Griquas vs Sharks15:00
Lions vs Blue Bulls17:05
Pumas vs Cheetahs19:10
Friday , August 15
Sharks vs Pumas19:10
Saturday , August 16
Lions vs Eastern Province Kings14:30
Cheetahs vs Griquas15:00
Western Province vs Blue Bulls14:00
Friday , August 22
Pumas vs Griquas19:10
Saturday , August 23
Blue Bulls vs Eastern Province Kings15:00
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4Golden Lions1026
5Blue Bulls1017