Dragons Confirm Jamie Roberts To Leave This Month & Make Shock Move
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Wales legend Jamie Roberts has thanked the Dragons for understanding his request to move overseas, with the former British and Irish Lion set to link up with Super Rugby side, the Waratahs in Australia.
Roberts joined the Welsh region in August 2020 and has made 23 appearances in all competitions, scoring five tries.
And in a personal statement on his departure, Roberts spoke about the next generation of talent coming through that he has backed for success.
Roberts is expecting a second child with his Australian wife and both have made the decision to head back to her native Sydney.
“It is with a heavy heart that I’m leaving the Dragons at the end of the month. I’d like to personally thank Dean for understanding my personal circumstances,” he said.
“As my Sydney-born partner is expecting our second child in March, we feel the best decision for our family is to be surrounded by her support network in Sydney during this period. Although it’ll be difficult leaving, I do so with many fond memories.
“As well as enjoying wearing the jersey and playing, I’ve taken great satisfaction in supporting and witnessing the growth and development of many younger players in the squad, many of whom are no doubt destined for success in the game.
“It’s been great fun playing back at Rodney Parade, where my parents took me as a young lad growing up to watch the Black and Ambers.
“Although supporters haven’t been able to attend as much as they’d have liked, for obvious reasons, I’d like to thank them for their support.
“The club is nothing without its supporters, and I hope that moving forwards, the playing group can give fans lots to cheer about from the terraces.
“I wish the coaching and playing group nothing but the very best moving forward.”