Andy Powell, the number eight for the Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union side the Sale Sharks is still hopeful of being able to extend his contract with the club beyond the end of the current campaign. Although injuries and illness have limited Powell to making just 12 appearances for the club, the 31 year old still produced a man of the match performance in the club’s win against Saracens FC in the semi finals of the Anglo Welsh Cup.

Speaking to the media recently, he stated that his contract with The Sharks runs out at the end of the season and he is yet to receive any concrete offers from any other side and as a result, he had to perform in that semi final against Saracens FC, he had to show that he still has what it takes to perform at the very top level of domestic and European rugby. He mentioned that in terms of the future, Powell would love to stay on at the Sale Sharks because he loves the place but admitted that the season has been tough for him.

Powell moved to The Sharks in 2011, signing a two year deal with the club after he was released by the London Wasps after he was involved in a bar brawl. The former Wales international player has also talked about the possibility of moving to the Rugby League as an alternative as well.

The Sale Sharks have spent the major of this season languishing in the bottom position of the Aviva Premiership but are now up to 11th in the table following the five point deductions given to the London Welsh. And new contract or not, the first thing Powell wants is to secure Sale’s Premiership status at the end of the current Aviva Premiership season.