Neil Powell

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Neil Powell
Full nameJohannes Daniel Powell
Date of birth (1978-06-28) 28 June 1978 (age 41)
Place of birthWindhoek, South-West Africa
Height1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Weight94 kg (207 lb; 14 st 11 lb)
SchoolHoërskool Sentraal, Bloemfontein
UniversityUniversity of the Free State
Rugby union career
Position(s) Scrum-half
Current team South Africa Sevens
Youth Career
1998 Free State U21
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1998 UFS Shimlas ()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2000–2003 Free State Cheetahs ()
2003 Sharks ()
2004–2005 Cats ()
2005 Griquas 13 (10)
2006–2007 Blue Bulls 49 (35)
2008 Free State Cheetahs 11 (5)
Correct as of 8 November 2016
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1999 South Africa Under-21
South Africa Sevens
Correct as of 8 November 2016
Teams coached
Years Team
2013–present South Africa Sevens

Johannes Daniel "Neil" Powell (born 28 June 1978) is a former South African rugby union player and currently the coach of the South African national rugby sevens team. He coached the team at the 2016 Summer Olympics, where they finished third.[1] Powell coached the team to a first-place finish in the 2016-17 World Rugby Sevens Series.


  1. ^ "Neil Powell named SA Sevens coach". 8 October 2013. Retrieved 8 October 2013.