Joe Powell pens new Brumbies deal
Cape Town - The Brumbies have announced that Wallabies international
scrumhalf Joe Powell has signed a new two-year contract with the
Powell, who won his fourth Australian cap in the final Test
against Ireland in Sydney last weekend, has committed to the club ahead of
their huge Super Rugby encounter against the Hurricanes this weekend.
"I am extremely happy to have signed for a further two
years for the Plus500 Brumbies," Powell told the Brumbies' official
"This club gave me my start in Super Rugby and I have
thoroughly enjoyed playing in Canberra for the past four seasons. The
atmosphere around the club is fantastic and we have a great group of young and
"I am looking forward to helping the club push forward
in our aim to claim another Super Rugby title."
The young number nine was thrust into the spotlight as the
Brumbies starting pivot early in 2017 when incumbent Tomas Cubelli suffered a
serious knee injury in a pre-season trial match in Mudgee.
The 24-year-old took full advantage of the opportunity presented
to him by featuring significantly as the Brumbies claimed the 2017 Australian
Conference title. Powell’s impressive form led to an international call-up that
June against Fiji.
He had made his official Brumbies debut in 2015 against the
Rebels in front of the home support in Canberra after being signed on a
short-term contract as cover for the injured Nic White.
"It’s great news that Joe has re-signed with the
Brumbies," said Brumbies head coach Dan McKellar.
"He has come through our pathways system, has been a
contracted player for a number of years and is now a Wallaby and he’s just
getting better and better every week.
"He’s working hard on his game and still has a way to
go to reach his full potential but one thing with Joe is he’ll never let you
down in terms of effort and attitude. It’s great to have him here for the next
two years and hopefully for a long time after that."