By Steffan Thomas
Jamie Roberts is set to extend his illustrious career by joining Australian Super Rugby franchise the Waratahs.
The former Wales and British & Irish Lions centre is currently under contract at the Dragons. But it is understood the 35-year-old is set to leave Welsh rugby for one last adventure in Sydney, with the Dragons expected to grant him early release.
In his prime, the 94-times capped Wales international, who also played a starring role on two British & Irish Lions tours, was among the best centres in the world game.
Known for his destructive ball carrying, and defensive prowess Roberts arguably redefined the role of the inside centre.
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The qualfied doctor has enjoyed a fruitful career having represented Cardiff, Racing 92, Harlequins, Bath, the Stormers, and the Dragons.
And there is to be at least one last chapter in Roberts’ rugby tale with a move to Australia on the cards.
The Waratahs kick-off their Super Rugby season against the newly formed Fijian Drua on February 18 and are hopeful to have Roberts available for the opening stages of the competition.
Roberts is a player who is well respected in the southern hemisphere and would fit the bill as the Waratahs seek to strengthen their back line resources.