Wick Powell - WingOther Nationalities
|Date Of Birth||13/09/1892|
|Place Of Birth||Cardiff|
|Clubs||Rochdale Hornets, Cardiff|
|Honours||Other Nationalities, Wales|
Wickham Powell won four Welsh RU caps before joining Rochdale Hornets where he won a rugby league international cap playing for Other Nationalities against England. It was a unique game where all of the Other Nationalities side were Welsh, but the rugby league authorities refused to recognise this as a Welsh international, despite calls at the time to do so. So he remains a unique player, one who played for a fully Welsh born side against England, but not winning a Welsh cap. After breaking his shoulder in the Rochdale's 2-16 defeat by Australia on Saturday 12 November 1921, he retired from rugby league, and returned to Cardiff where he captained Cardiff at bowls, while becoming the landlord of the Cardiff Cottage public house, St Mary Street, Cardiff and then the City Arms Hotel on Quay Street, Cardiff, just opposite Cardiff Arms Park. One of three brothers to play for Cardiff RFC, he passed away in March 1961 aged 68.