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)
The SWALEC semi-final draws threw up some mouth-watering clashes in the Cup, Plate and Bowl as the 12 teams aim for the Millennium Stadium Finals Day. All the semi-finals are to be played on the weekend of April 12.
Welsh whistler Rhys Thomas continues to scale the heights of the game as he prepares to be an official in this weekend's Hong Kong Sevens tournament, undoubtedly the showpiece event on the World Series calendar.
Wales International Ian Evans and Wales and Lions legend Scott Quinnell swapped rugby balls for paint pots at Tonna during the RBS 6 Nations. They surprised club players with a special clubhouse makeover to launch NatWest RugbyForce 2014 - a programme developed in partnership with the WRU to make rugby clubs stronger businesses by improving and renovating their facilities with the support of volunteers and the local community.
Fresh from claiming the Bowl honours in Tokyo last Sunday, the Wales Sevens squad have settled into their routine as they prepare for this weekend's Hong Kong tournament where Iolo Evans is aiming high, as WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie discovers.
The Welsh Rugby Union has recently teamed up with Prostate Cymru to help the charity launch its latest campaign to raise awareness of the disease. Members of the Wales squad helped produce a short video and promotional material for the campaign titled 'The Best Defence - is to know the FACTS'.
Defending champions Coleg Sir Gar reached their second consecutive Millennium Stadium final as they defeated Coleg Gwent in the WRU Wednesday Under 18 play-off. Watch highlights of their narrow 10-8 win here.