Toulon deny Spencer links

Big spending French Top 14 side Toulon have dismissed reports that Carlos Spencer is poised to join them.

French newspaper La Provence reported on Monday that the former All Blacks flyhalf is in the process of negotiating a deal that will see him move from Premiership side Northampton to the south of France.

The 33-year-old Spencer has 18 months to run on his current deal, but is out of favour at Northampton and is reported to be looking to move in a bid to get regular game time. Toulon, however, deny that they are looking to acquire his services.

“We have no links with Mr Spencer. We haven’t made contact with him,” Toulon media manager Benjamin Larrue told keo.co.za via e-mail.

Toulon, who are captained by Springbok loose forward Joe van Niekerk, are currently second from bottom in the Top 14, having lost 11 of their 15 matches.