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The 28-year-old has confirmed he will leave the Dragons at the end of the season and is expected to join compatriot James Hook at Perpignan and as the Welsh exodus to France continues, player release and availability will become an increasingly thorny issue.
But Charteris, who will join Hook, Lee Byrne, Mike Phillips, Gethin Jenkins and Huw Bennett in France, fully intends to answer Warren Gatland’s call whenever it comes.
“The only option I have is to stay at the Dragons, which is great, or to move abroad,” Charteris said.
“There were no other options to another Welsh club and to be honest that's probably not something I would have looked at and wanted to do anyway.
“In terms of marrying that with international ambitions, it's down to the individual player.
“I've worked very hard to make sure that where I'm going, they've given me full releases so that as long as I'm playing well and I'm putting myself out there performance-wise, that if I'm called on I'll be available for all Welsh training and for Welsh games because that's massively important to me.”