29 Jun Powell Extends Plus500 Brumbies Stint
The Plus500 Brumbies are delighted to announce that Wallabies international scrumhalf Joe Powell has signed a new two-year deal.
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 commented.
“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 form leading to an international call-up that June against Fiji.
Powell 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,” Plus500 Brumbies Head Coach Dan McKellar said.
“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.”
The Plus500 Brumbies continue their 2018 Super Rugby season this Saturday evening when New Zealand powerhouse the Hurricanes provide the opposition at GIO Stadium. Kick-off is at 7:45pm and tickets are available from ticketek.com.au.