Luke Charteris

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Luke Charteris
Luke Charteris. Wales Grand Slam Celebration, Senedd 19 March 2012.jpg
Charteris during the 2012 Grand Slam celebration at the Senedd
Full name Luke Charteris
Date of birth (1983-03-09) 9 March 1983 (age 32)
Place of birth Camborne, Cornwall
Height 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in)[1]
Weight 129 kg (20 st 4 lb)
School Tregib Comprehensive School
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Second row
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Newport RFC
Newport Gwent Dragons
USA Perpignan
Racing Metro
correct as of 27 March 2015.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)

Wales U19
Wales U21


correct as of 21 March 2015.

Luke Charteris is a Wales international rugby union player. His position is lock forward.

Rugby career[edit]

Charteris made his debut for Wales in 2004 versus South Africa in 2004 having previously represented Wales at Under 19 and Under 21 levels.

Charteris was called up as a late replacement by Wales head coach Warren Gatland for the Summer 2008 tour of South Africa, replacing injured lock Bradley Davies. Charteris had been on holiday in San Francisco at the time and had to fly directly from there to South Africa.

On the basis of his good form for the Newport Gwent Dragons in the Magners League, Charteris was again selected for the Wales squad for the Autumn internationals series in October 2008. He played in the series against Canada and came on as a replacement in the loss to New Zealand and the victory over Australia.

On 11 December 2008, Charteris signed a new long-term deal to keep him at Newport Gwent Dragons until 2012.

On 18 January 2010 he was named in the 35 man Wales squad for the 2010 Six Nations tournament.[2][3]

In August 2011 he was named in the Wales squad for the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. [4]

In August 2011 Charteris was also appointed captain of Newport Gwent Dragons.[5]

In May 2012 Charteris joined French Top 14 club USA Perpignan[6]

On 6 June 2014, Charteris joined Parisian side Racing Metro on a two-year deal after Perpignan were demoted to the Pro D2.[7]

On 20 January 2015, Charteris was named in the 34-man Wales squad for the 2015 Six Nations Championship.[8]


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