Andy Powell's international exile has been ended by Wales boss Warren Gatland after the flanker was recalled to the squad for this summer's Tests with world champions South Africa and tour of New Zealand.
Powell was booted out of Gatland’s squad during the RBS 6 Nations for a drunken incident on a golf buggy that saw him slapped with a 15-month drink-drive ban.
Dwayne Peel and Martyn Williams are rested while James Hook and Luke Charteris are injured, but Powell is joined in the27-man squad by uncapped Scarlets trio of scrum-half Tavis Knoyle, hooker Ken Owens and flanker Rob McCusker.
Ospreys winger Tom Pyrdie – who became Wales’ youngest ever debutant against Italy in this year’s Six Nations – is also given another chance to impress in a youthful squad.
And after bringing Powell back from the wilderness in time to face South Africa in Cardiff and the All Blacks in Dunedin and Hamilton, Gatland insists it’s time to bury the hatchet.
“Andy did the crime but he has served his time and now we can all move on. I have told him he is important to us over the next 18 months,” said Gatland.
“I am a great believer in 'if you are good enough you are old enough,' and that applies to the likes of both Tom and Tavis Knoyle.
"We have gone very much for continuity of selection and kept the squad small, but there are also a couple of youngsters in there who we are going to stick by.
"Tom will gain experience from being with us - Shane Williams and even Lee Byrne aren't going to be around forever - and he is someone who can cover those positions and who we are excited about."