Power by name, power by nature – it’s a mantra this hulking, Kiwi-raised lock has chosen to live by since moving to the Australian Capital in early 2012. A former New Zealand Under 21’s representative who starred for the aged grade All Blacks alongside Wallaby Sekope Kepu in 2007, Power has worked hard to fit into the Brumbies way of life claiming seven Super Rugby caps along the way. Returning to New Zealand and ITM Cup side the Bay of Plenty after the 2012 Super Rugby season, Power has improved in areas of his play and is now an unshakeable part of the Brumbies forward play. Making his Super Rugby and Brumbies debut in week one against the Force at Canberra Stadium, Power continued his first up form with strong performance in the starting line-up and off the bench all season.. A strapping, 2m of height gives Power a distinct advantage in the line-out and the combinations he has formed with other locks like Sam Carter and Scott Fardy have set him and Brumbies forwards in good stead for the coming season. Born in Sydney to Kiwi parents, Power returned to New Zealand to live at the age of seven and has since been heavily indoctrinated into All Black philosophies and beliefs. But a season living with some of Australia’s most respected rugby players, including Stephen Moore, Ben Alexander and Pat McCabe, has made him reconsider his allegiances and Power now sits ready to take a Wallaby gold jersey.
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