Charteris during the 2012 Grand Slam celebration at the Senedd
|Full name||Luke Charteris|
|Date of birth||9 March 1983|
|Place of birth||Camborne, Cornwall|
|Height||2.06 m (6 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||125 kg (19 st 10 lb; 276 lb)|
|School||Tregib Comprehensive School|
|University||University of Bath|
|Rugby union career|
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 Celtic 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.
In August 2011 Charteris was also appointed captain of Newport Gwent Dragons.
In the 2013 autumn internationals Charteris was awarded man of the match in Wales's 17-7 win over Tonga
- Wales 2010 Six Nations Squad
- Charteris presses for recall
- "Wales 2011 Rugby World Cup squad". BBC Sport. 22 August 2011. Retrieved 22 August 2011.
- Charteris captains Dragons
- Charteris joins Perpignan
- "Luke Charteris joins Racing Metro from Perpignan on a two-year deal". BBC Sport. 6 June 2014.
- "Six Nations: Cardiff Blues fly-half Gareth Anscombe in Wales squad". BBC Sport. 20 January 2015.
- "Luke Charteris: Bath to sign Wales lock from Racing 92". BBC Sport. 23 November 2015.