International rugby union player, Jamie Roberts is a formidable centre player of the sport. Having represented his home country of Wales and had an equally impressive club career with the likes of Cardiff Blues, he has gained a reputation as one of the best known names in rugby. Popular as an after dinner speaker, Roberts is known for sharing anecdotes from the pitch of historical rugby competitions and his own journey to the top of elite level sports.
Making his international debut in 2008 at the Six Nations, Roberts has gone on to be included in the Welsh line up for some of the most high profile competitions across the globe. Playing for the side in both the 2011 and 2015 Rugby World Cup secured Roberts’ position as a respected player, and allowed him to showcase his powerful playing style over the ten games he starred in. A reliable team player, Roberts has been called on a total of ninety four times to represent Wales internationally and was chosen for the famed British & Irish Lions tour of Australia in 2013, a testament to his talent on the pitch.
As a youngster, Roberts showed early promise of becoming an impressive player and was chosen to represent Wales at an Under 16 level. Determination to perfect his skills and commitment to the game saw Roberts selected again for Wales’ Under 19 and Under 21 teams, proving he was not only talented but an exploratory sportsman. As part of his time in the Under 21 division Roberts won the Six Nations Grand Slam in 2005, an extraordinary achievement at the beginning of his professional career.
Equally as successful at a club level, Jamie Roberts has proven a valuable asset to a number of teams over the past fifteen years. From his early days spent at Cardiff RFC to enjoying some of the highlights of his club career at Cardiff Blues, Roberts has made two hundred and sixteen professional appearances to date for his clubs. In 2008 he was named as Cardiff Blues Most Promising Player after assisting in getting the team to the semi-finals of the Heineken Cup.
Awarded bronze in the prestigious BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year Awards, Jamie Roberts is not only an accomplished sportsman but an approachable character with a charming personality. Well suited to after dinner speeches, Roberts outstanding career and high profile status make him a brilliant speaker, able to entertain your guests with ease.