Jamie Roberts pens new one-year deal with Dragons

Jamie Roberts joined Dragons in 2020
Jamie Roberts joined Dragons in 2020

Dragons have confirmed that Wales and British and Irish Lions centre Jamie Roberts has penned a new one-year contract with the Pro14 club.

Roberts joined Dragons in 2020 and has gone on to make 13 appearances scoring four tries in it for the Welsh regional club. The 34-year-old also has experience of playing for Cardiff Blues, Racing 92, Harlequins, Bath and Stormers since his professional rugby debut in 2005.

“The season has felt quite disjointed and, despite overall match results, I strongly believe we’re on an upward trajectory," he told the club's official website.

“The growth within the playing group has been evident and I’ve enjoyed sharing ideas and working under the current coaching group and Dean’s (director of rugby Dean Ryan) leadership.

“As we continue to grow our identity and strive to improve and become even more competitive, I’m delighted to be able to play my part for another season.”

Roberts made his debut for Wales in 2008 and has racked up 94 Test appearances for the national side including 10 games in the 2011 and 2015 World Cups combined. He was also featured in three games during the British and Irish Lions' 2009 and 2013 tours of South Africa and Australia respectively.

“We’re delighted that Jamie is going to be around for another year and that he can continue to make a big impact in our environment," said director of rugby Dean Ryan.

“His form this season has been outstanding and he has been a catalyst for others to raise their game around him.

“His experience has also been invaluable in stabilising younger players in our squad and they can now continue to benefit from working closely with him.”