Although Powell was named as part of the squad to travel to New Zealand on tour this summer, as well as face the Springboks at home before departure, he eventually missed out through injury.
The flanker, who made his international debut against the Springboks at No 8 and also started there in the victory over Australia two weeks later winning his third cap in November 2008, has been training with the Wales squad to cover injuries in the back row - but has now been handed an official call-up.
Date of Birth: 23rd Aug 1981
Position: Back Row
Height: 1.93 m (6' 4")
Weight: 115 kg (18 st 0 lb)
Honours: Wales (14 caps)
Debut: Friendly 8th Nov 2008 | Team: Wales, Opp: South Africa