Neil Powell linked to coaching role at Sharks

play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
Blitzboks coach Neil Powell. (Photo by Carl Fourie/Gallo Images)
Blitzboks coach Neil Powell. (Photo by Carl Fourie/Gallo Images)

Blitzboks coach Neil Powell has been linked to a coaching role with the Sharks.

Afrikaans newspaper Rapport indicated on Sunday that Powell could become the Durban franchise's new attack coach, with talks believed to be at an "advanced stage".

The report added that Powell would join the Sharks after next year's Sevens Rugby World Cup which will be hosted at Cape Town Stadium.

Powell became Springbok Sevens head coach in 2013 after a successful career as a player with the team.

Under his guidance, the Blitzboks won the World Rugby Sevens Series in the 2016/17 and 2017/18 seasons.

The Sharks' current attack coach, David Williams, will leave for Bath in England later this year.

Sharks CEO Eduard Coetzee would not comment on the negotiations with Powell.

Powell, 42, played as a scrumhalf in the 15-man code before he shifted his focus to sevens. He represented the Cheetahs, Griquas and Bulls.

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
loading... Live
Aston Villa 1
Manchester City 0
Voting Booth
What is your favourite sport to watch on TV?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
40% - 13486 votes
12% - 4127 votes
19% - 6227 votes
3% - 856 votes
1% - 328 votes
2% - 777 votes
5% - 1682 votes
8% - 2820 votes
4% - 1175 votes
Water sports
1% - 304 votes
American sports
1% - 417 votes
3% - 1116 votes