Joe Powell is a future prospect playing for his local franchise, the Brumbies.
Powell made his Super Rugby debut in April 2015 after Brumbies' first string scrum-half Nic White was injured, signing a temporary contract and coming off the bench in the 76th minute against the Melbourne Rebels.
Powell went on to play two more games that season for a club he had supported his entire life, being a member since the age of four.
Following the departure of White, Powell signed with the Extended Playing Squad securing a place in the side for pre-season.
He was a standout for the Vikings during the 2015 National Rugby Championships and was awarded the side's Best Back award.
In March 2016, Powell signed a two-year Super Rugby contract with the Brumbies further cementing his place in the side, and has ascended to the match day 23 appearing on four occasions off the bench. Argentina scrum half Tomas Cubelli signed with the Brumbies as a replacement for White.
In 2016 Powell has played 50 minutes of Super Rugby completing 43 passes, and continues to learn as much as possible from the starting scrum half and Internationally capped Cubelli.
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika named Powell in his extended squad ahead of the England Test series in June, no doubt receiving inside knowledge from Brumbies coach and Wallabies assistant coach Stephen Larkham.
His form would earn him a Wallabies call-up for the June Test series, making his Test debut against Fiji in Melbourne, now one of the premier scrumhalves in Super Rugby, Powell will play a key role for the Brumbies especially following the departure of Tomas Cubelli.
The Wallaby halfback has 26 Super Rugby caps and one try ahead of the 2018 season.
Powell heads into the 2018 Rugby Championship with 4 test caps.
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