22 Jul 2015

Joseph to coach Baabaas

2:06 pm on 22 July 2015

The Super Rugby winning Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph has been named as coach of the Barbarians for their game against Manu Samoa in London next month.

The Highlanders Super Rugby coach Jamie Joseph.

The Highlanders Super Rugby coach Jamie Joseph. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

The match will be the first rugby game at London's Olympic Stadium, which will be used regularly during the World Cup.

Joseph will be assisted by another former All Black, Carlos Spencer.

Joseph said it's a privilege to take charge of the Barbarians, who are known the world over for bringing great players together to play entertaining rugby.

Meanwhile Spencer has ended his association with South African side Eastern Province.

Spencer, who earned 35 caps for the All Blacks from 1995 to 2004, finished his playing career with the Lions in 2011 and then coached at the Lions and the Sharks, before linking up with the EP Kings in December 2013.

He was appointed as the attack and specialist skills coach, and then took charge of the provincial team on their return to the Currie Cup Premier Division in 2014.

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