REPORTS | Jamie Roberts next club set to be confirmed

Jamie Roberts, the 97-cap Wales and British and Irish Lions centre, is reportedly set to return to Welsh regional rugby for the first time in seven years.

The 33-year-old, who toured with the 2009 and 2013, is a free agent after his  five-month deal with Super Rugby franchise the Stormers came to an end.

Considering that Roberts spent his first six years as a professional in one place, Cardiff Blues, the list of locations he has ticked off since leaving the Welsh capital in 2013 have been enviable.

Paris, London and Bath have been his homes over the past seven years.

However, Roberts is now reportedly close to a return to Wales and is in advanced talks with the Dragons, where he could form a deadly centre partnership with Nick Tompkins, who joined the region on a one-year lan from Saracens.

He returned from South Africa to Wales in April amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Roberts won the last of 94 Wales caps in November 2017 and remains available for Test selection.

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UPDATED | British & Irish Lions predicted 2021 starting XV, according to the bookies

Odds are accurate on Wednesday,3rd July, 8am, and are subject to change. 

Fullback: LIAM WILLIAMS (Wales 4/7)

Other contenders: Stuart Hogg (Scotland 4/6), Jordan Larmour (Ireland EVS), Leigh Halfpenny (Wales 5/1), George Furbank (England 7/2)


Left wing: JONNY MAY (England 1/25)

Other contenders: Jacob Stockdale (Ireland 1/3), Adam Radwan (England 40/1), Jack Nowell (England 11/4), Louis Rees-Zammit (Wales 13/8)


Outside-centre: JONATHAN DAVIES (Wales 1/3)

Other contenders: Henry Slade (England 5/6), Garry Ringshow (Ireland 4/6), Jonathan Joseph (England 13/8), Chris Harris (Scotland 20/1), Huw Jones (Scotland 6/1)


Inside-centre: MANU TUILAGI (England 1/3)

Other contenders: Robbie Henshaw (Ireland 5/6), Hadleigh Parkes (Wales 5/4), Sam Johnson (Scotland 9/2)


Right wing: JOSH ADAMS (Wales 1/18)

Other contenders: Anthony Watson (England 4/6), George North (Wales 2/1), Elliot Daly (England 10/11), Joe Cokanasiga (England 3/1), Keith Earls (Ireland 9/2)

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