Hurricanes have confirmed that former All Black and assistant coach Carlos Spencer will leave the club with immediate effect.
The decision follows after the pandemic coronavirus crisis which had hit the club financially and as a result Spencer has agreed to leave his contract early despite the ongoing Super Rugby Aotearoa competition.
The 44-year-old has coached Lions, Sharks, Kings and Munakata Sanix Blues in the past before joining Hurricanes in 2019. He also played 35 Tests for New Zealand between 1997 and 2004 scoring 14 tries in it and was part of the 2003 World Cup squad.
"This means he will not be part of the Hurricanes coaching team for the remainder of Investec Super Rugby Aotearoa," the Hurricanes said.
"We would like to thank Carlos for his significant contribution to the Hurricanes and wish him all the best for the future."
Hurricanes are positioned at the bottom of Super Rugby Aotearoa with two defeats from as many games and will face Chiefs next in the fourth round at FMG Stadium Waikato in Hamilton on 5th July.