Carlos Spencer

Carlos Spencer


  • Number: 10
  • Position: First five-eighth
  • Born: 14/10/75
  • Height: 184
  • Weight: 95
  • Province: Auckland
  • Blues Debut: 1996 v Wellington
  • Blues Caps: 96
  • Blues Points: 608
  • Breakdown: 25T, 120C, 78PG, 3DG
  • Test Caps: 35
  • Test Points: 291
  • Test Debut: 1997 v Argentina

Carlos Spencer was unchallenged as the Blues’ most enthralling entertainer with his skill at first five-eighth.

He became universally known as “King Carlos” and will be remembered for the outrageous way he taunted Crusaders’ fans – in 2004 at Christchurch he deliberately ran to the corner rather than the posts to score, but still landed the conversion from the sideline to deny the hosts even a bonus point. He was a fine All Black despite being a contemporary of Andrew Mehrtens. Spencer played his greatest rugby for Auckland (93 matches) and the Blues (96 matches).