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Roberts signs for Cardiff Blues

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Cardiff Blues have confirmed that Leicester Tigers centre Jack Roberts will move to the Welsh capital at the start of the 2017/18 season.

The former Wales age-grade centre joined Tigers from Championship rugby in 2014 and has made 28 first-team appearances.
Roberts said: "I'm really happy with the season I've had so far, it couldn't have gone better for me. Circumstances have worked in my favour but luckily I have been able to take the opportunities and it's been great to be involved so much.

"I've learnt so much. Every game at this level tests you so the more experience I get the better.

“I'm really looking forward to joining Cardiff Blues. It's an exciting place and I've taken a big interest in their games this season. They are playing good rugby and their playing style and the pitch at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park suits my game.

"Coming from Leicester there has been plenty of competition, that's part of playing at this level and at such big clubs as Leicester and Cardiff Blues. It's something you have to embrace and use to your advantage.

"Coming back to Wales was also a big pull. I lived in Cardiff for three years while I was at university and really enjoyed it. I've not played regional rugby so I'm really excited about this opportunity.

"I would like to thank everyone at Leicester for the opportunities and support they have given me.  I've been fortunate enough to be coached by some fantastic coaches and play alongside some world-class players. The supporters are second to none and I will be giving everything I can from now until the end of the season to ensure we reach our goals."