14 Jan 2010

Spencer off to South Africa

6:26 am on 14 January 2010

The coach of the English rugby club Gloucester, Bryan Redpath has confirmed that former All Black Carlos Spencer is leaving the club.

The 34-year-old fly-half will join South African Super 14 side the Lions after struggling to hold down a first-team place this season.

Spencer has been offered a player-coach role with the Lions.

34-year-old Spencer joined Gloucester last season from Northampton and was contracted until the end of the season.

But a combination of injury and the emergence of young fly-half Freddie Burns has restricted his involvement to just two competitive starts this season.