South Wales wait on Powell

South Wales Scorpions are still waiting to hear whether former Wales rugby union international Andy Powell will be able to help them break the 2000 points barrier on Sunday.

Powell, who made his rugby league debut for Wigan against Castleford last week, has been named in the Warriors’ 19-man squad for their Super League clash with Bradford, but is likely to feature for South Wales should he not make Shaun Wane’s final 17.

The Scorpions, founded in 2009 following Celtic Crusaders’ move north to Wrexham, need 11 points to top 2000 in the club’s competitive history, and hope to reach the milestone against Gloucestershire All Golds at The Gnoll.

Ironically, the two most prolific scorers in the club’s history – Lewis Reece (188 points) and Steve Parry (129) – will line-up in All Golds colours against them, while fellow former Scorpions Chris Vitalini and Curtis Cunningham are also set to play against their old club.

Whether Powell makes the trip or not, South Wales coach Dave Clark is confident of having a full quota of dual-registration players from Wigan, and is also hoping that on-loan Widnes half-back or hooker Grant Gore will be fit to play in the last match of his spell at the club.

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