Luke Charteris available for Wales first Test
Luke Charteris will be available for Wales’ first Test against the All Blacks on 11 June
Coach Warren Gatland had been unsure when French Top 14 club Racing 92 would let second row Charteris go
Players need to be in New Zealand by Monday to play in the first Test
Luke Charteris has played his last game for Racing 92 after it was confirmed he will be in New Zealand before Monday, making the second-row available for Wales first test a week on Saturday.
Head coach of the tourists Warren Gatland had been unsure when French Top 14 club Racing 92 would let second row Charteris go.
Racing plays second-placed Montpellier on Sunday, 5 June in the final game of the regular season.
Charteris will miss that game and the play-offs that follow, ending his playing days in Paris as he heads for Aviva Premiership side Bath next season.
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