Jamie Roberts

I’m a very competitive person and I want to win; it’s as simple as that

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Hi, my name is Jamie Roberts. My discipline is rugby union. My friends call me JR. I was born on 8 November 1986 in UK. My special talent is tidying and staying organised. My philosophy of life is life is there to enjoy, accept the cards that life deals you. My favourite food is steak with peppercorn sauce and fries. My favourite music is house music and power ballads.


Jamie Roberts is one of the brightest talents in world rugby, and plies his club trade with Cardiff Blues as a centre. Since making his international debut for Wales in 2008 against Scotland in the Six Nations Championship, Jamie has established major credentials at the top level and, following that, two Welsh Grand Slams in four years.

A regular in the 2009 series, he helped Wales to almost seize another Six Nations win, only to be pipped by Ireland in the final head-to-head match. Jamie’s next aim was selection for the Lions and, in summer 2009, he got his chance. He linked up with the squad for a battling tour of South Africa, during which he formed a superb partnership with Ireland’s Brian O’Driscoll, earning him a 'Lions’ Player of the Series' title. And as a prominent figure in the Wales back line, Jamie seized the opportunity to demonstrate his class on the world stage, at the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

With well over 50 caps to his name, and after many scintillating performances on the national team, Jamie is content to continue his rampaging reign on the pitch, in the name of club and country. 

In addition to his sporting exploits, Jamie graduated from Cardiff University School of Medicine in 2013.

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Career Highlights

  1. 2014
    1. 60 Wales caps since 2008

  2. 2009
    1. British and Irish Lions Player of the Series

  3. 2008
    1. Six Nations Grand Slam Winner

    2. Cardiff Blues Most Promising Player