Charteris has been out of action since December 2012
Luke Charteris could make his long-awaited return to top-class action in Perpignan's Heineken Cup opener with Gloucester on Saturday.
The Wales second-row underwent knee surgery after rupturing ligaments in December 2012.
He was set to make his comeback against Biarritz Olympique in the Top14 on the weekend but made 40-minute cameo appearance for the Catalan club's development side instead.
Charteris suffered no ill-affects from the injury and is now in line to be unleashed upon the Cherry & White's as Europe's premier club competition gets underway.
Perpignan have been drawn in Pool Six, alongside Edinburgh, Gloucester and Munster
Charteris won the first of his 40 Wales caps in 2004 and has been an ever-present feature of their squad in recent years.
But he has not pulled on the Three Feathers since facing Australia just weeks before his injury struck.
Twelve young people have been selected to follow a one year WRU Coach Core apprenticeship programme. Coach Core was set up by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry as part of the Olympics legacy in 2012 and the Duke of Cambridge was on hand to meet the apprentices on their first day in the job. The programme has been funded by the Hunter Foundation.
The WRU has launched a campaign to create a long term legacy for Welsh club rugby by highlighting the advantages of volunteering. Rhian Edwards, a volunteer at Seven Sisters, has enjoyed many benefits of her volunteering at a grassroots rugby club including being part of the Rugby World Cup volunteer workforce after being nominated by the WRU - and the WRU is asking for more people to develop their 'Welsh rugby roots'.
Wales head coach Warren Gatland and captain Sam Warburton say their first prioirty on Sunday in the opening game of the World Cup is to win against Uruguay and not get overly concerned with points difference.
With only days to go until the biggest rugby competition in the world begins, rugby fans visiting Cardiff this autumn will be able to enjoy a special display at National Museum Cardiff as part of the celebrations surrounding the Rugby World Cup.