Sam figured in 22 games in the 2014 season and showed signs of continued progression.
An equally competent hooker or half-back, Powell grasped the opportunity of more frequent game time when Blake Green and Michael McIlorum suffered injuries.
He was unfortunate to miss the World Club Challenge in Sydney after sustaining an ankle injury in training. However he did get a chance to start in the Grand Final after Michael McIlorum was ruled out.
A nimble player with an ability to create a gap in the opposition defence, Sam will work hard and challenge for a starting spot again in the new season. He has great hands and great footwork and works very hard to improve various aspects of his game.
Powell joined the Warriors at the age of 16 from Wigan St Pats and progressed well through the Club’s Academy set-up. He made an immediate impact, scoring on his debut against Hull FC in August 2012.
He got his first taste of international experience in 2013 when he was selected to represent England Knights against Samoa.