Charvis takes over the captaincy from the injured Scott Quinnell and will also pack down at No 8 in the absence of his fellow 2001 Lions tourist as Wales go in search of their second win of the Championship.
"I am absolutely delighted to have reclaimed my place in the team, getting an opportunity to start was the first priority," said Charvis.
"The extra responsibility of captaincy came more as a surprise and although welcome, must not be allowed to interfere with my playing performance. It's nice to be at the helm, knowing that I am surrounded by so many experienced and capable players. I am confident that as a collective force we can do the nation proud."
Mark Taylor, who last played for Wales virtually a year ago, in the 33-23 victory over Italy in Rome, resumes his Test career after recovering from a knee injury suffered in Australia with the Lions last summer. Taylor, who will win his 31st cap, will form the fourth different midfield partnership Wales have used in the 2002 Championship, Taylor at outside centre to Andy Marinos.
Taylor comes in at the expense of Gareth Thomas as one of the potential six changes National Coach Steve Hansen makes from the team beaten 50-10 by England at Twickenham 11 days ago.
In addition to Charvis for Quinnell and Taylor for Thomas, Rhys Williams is called up on the right wing in place of Dafydd James; Barry Williams takes over from Robin McBryde at hooker and Ian Gough comes in at lock in place of Chris Wyatt. The possible sixth change could see a fit again Stephen Jones back at fly half for Iestyn Harris.
LLOYDS TSB SIX NATIONS CHAMPIONSHIP 2002
WALES v SCOTLAND
Saturday, 6th April
Kick-off: 4.45 pm
15 Kevin Morgan (Swansea)
14 Rhys Williams (Cardiff)
13 Mark Taylor (Swansea)
12 Andy Marinos (Newport Rugby)
11 Craig Morgan (Cardiff)
10 Stephen Jones (Llanelli)/Iestyn Harris (Cardiff)
9 Rob Howley (Cardiff)
1 Iestyn Thomas (Ebbw Vale)
2 Barry Williams (Neath)
3 Chris Anthony (Newport Rugby)
4 Ian Gough (Newport Rugby)
5 Andy Moore (Swansea)
6 Nathan Budgett (Bridgend)
7 Martyn Williams (Cardiff)
8 Colin Charvis (Swansea, captain)
16 Robin McBryde (Llanelli)
17 Spencer John (Cardiff)
18 Chris Wyatt (Llanelli)
19 Gavin Thomas (Bath Rugby)
20 Dwayne Peel (Llanelli)
21 Iestyn Harris (Cardiff)/Stephen Jones (Llanelli)
22 Dafydd James (Bridgend)
REFEREE: Joel Jutge (France)
TOUCH JUDGES: Alan Lewis, Alain Rolland (Ireland)
WRU Consultant Head of Physical Performance Paul Stridgeon praises the Physical Performance department for their work and dedication as he addresses the media ahead of Wales' Pool A clash against Australia
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.