Jamie Roberts: Wales centre indicators new Dragons contract
Wales centre Jamie Roberts has signed a current one-yr contract to protect at Dragons.
Roberts joined Dragons in August 2020 after returning to Wales from South African aspect Stormers.
The 34-yr-feeble has made 13 appearances in all competitions, scoring 4 tries, and has signed up for the 2021-22 season.
“This season has been a involving one for each followers and gamers for evident causes,” talked about Roberts.
“Although I’ve beloved each 2nd teaching and playing with the Dragons squad, I in reality cannot rely on our followers with a simply to revel within the Rodney Parade terraces as soon as extra.
“As a participant, I look ahead to the pleasure and stress that these crowds deliver.
“To be ready to function for our supporters lies on the coronary coronary heart of what we’re about and I am particular all our gamers agree they can not wait to journey rugby matches together with you and certainly piece a beer within the clubhouse after.
“The season has felt fairly disjointed and regardless of total match outcomes, I strongly think about we’re on an upward trajectory.
“The growth throughout the enjoying group has been evident and I’ve beloved sharing options and dealing under essentially the most trendy instructing group and Dean’s [Ryan] management.
“As we proceed to develop our identification and try to enhance and develop into much more aggressive, I am happy with a simply to play my part for yet another season.”
Roberts has additionally indicated he should proceed his function as a mentor.
“My remit after I joined was not handiest to inspire get and flee the improve of a lot of our youthful gamers, nevertheless extra importantly to make a contribution the best mannequin of myself on the enjoying self-discipline,” added Roberts.
“The character of our surroundings has supposed I am participating in my rugby and the passion of the group has rubbed off and continues to stress my power and admire for participating in.
“I in reality really feel as aggressive as ever and certainly in reality really feel my physique is in a merely get hold of 22 state of affairs to survive the have an effect on of high-flight rugby for yet another season.”
Dragons director of rugby Dean Ryan added: “We’re happy that Jamie goes to be round for yet another yr and that he can proceed to abolish an unlimited originate in the environment.
“His originate this season has been excellent and he has been a catalyst for others to seize their recreation round him.
“His journey has additionally been priceless in stabilising youthful gamers in our squad and they can now proceed to relish the benefit of working intently with him.”