Joe Powell pens new Brumbies deal

    2018-06-29 09:45

    Cape Town - The Brumbies have announced that Wallabies international scrumhalf Joe Powell has signed a new two-year contract with the Canberra-based outfit. 

    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 website. 

    "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 hungry players. 

    "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."

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