REPORTS | There's a new favourite to sign Jamie Roberts - Ruck

REPORTS | There’s a new favourite to sign Jamie Roberts

It’s been reported that Jamie Roberts could move to Major League after a proposed move to return to Wales with the Dragons hit a stumbling block.

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

Roberts possible move to the Dragons hit a major stumbling block on Friday as representatives in the regional game were left perplexed by the deal.

And now Wales Online have reported that “It’s believed the midfield powerhouse has received a counter offer from a Major League club” – the tournament contested by teams from the United States and Canada.


Dragons remain the favourite to land the powerhouse, but he isn’t short of options with Edinburgh and Leicester Tigers reportedly making contact.

Roberts spent the first six years as a professional in the Welsh capital, and the list of locations he has ticked off since leaving in 2013 have been enviable.

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


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)