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Up close and personal with Luke Charteris

Guinness PRO12 Editor

8 Sep 2010


Wales lock Luke Charteris is the Dragons’ Magners League Ambassador this season. Here’s your first chance to get to know him just a little bit better…

Did you know?

Luke went to university in Bath but never once watched the English side play at The Rec.

When he made his first start in the second row for Wales against Romania in November 2004, he partnered a player at the opposite end of the international scale. Luke packed down alongside veteran Gareth Llewellyn who was winning the 91st of his 92 caps.

Either or

Night out or night in:Night out.

Sun, sea or safari: Sea.

Rock and roll, rap or reggae: Rock and roll.

Rent the movie or read the book: Read the book.

CD or download: CD.


Rugby memory: Playing in the school yard.

Live game watched: Llanelli vs Neath in the Swalec Cup Final.

Club: Llandovery.

Senior try: Against the Borders – it was a length of the field effort!

A broken wrist when I was playing U12 rugby.


Movie watched: Inception.

Book read: The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown.

TV series I was glued to:
The Inbetweeners.

Meal cooked: Lamb chops.

Song bought or downloaded: The 30 Seconds to Mars album.

Magners League ground: Rodney Parade.

Magners League memory:
Beating Munster 16-6 at Thomond Park in March 2004.

International player: Former Australia centre Jason Little.

Sport outside rugby: Golf.

Room mate: Steve ‘Jabba’ Jones.

To hear more from Luke throughout the season, keep your eye on the Ambassadors section of this website.