|Honours:||Wales (74 caps)|
|Date of birth:||9 March 1983|
|Height:||206cm (6' 9")|
|Weight:||125kg (19st 10lb)|
Luke Charteris joined Bath Rugby from Racing 92 ahead of the 2016/17 season.
The imposing second row made his international debut against South Africa in 2004, going on to win over 70 Welsh caps (including an impressive showing at the 2015 World Cup).
Renowned for his skilful lineout work and athleticism around the field, the lock made over 140 appearances for Newport Gwent Dragons before moving to France in 2012.
Charteris will retire at the end of the 2018/19 season and take up a new role as specialist line-out coach for Bath Rugby.