Jamie Roberts: My advice to someone going on their first tour would be to embrace it

Jamie Roberts has had a successful career both internationally and domestically. He plays as a centre and is known for his powerful running and strong defensive abilities. Jamie Roberts made his debut for the Welsh national team in 2008 and went on to earn over 90 caps, representing Wales in several Six Nations tournaments and Rugby World Cups. He has also played for various club teams, including Cardiff Blues, Racing 92, and Harlequins. Jamie’s not only a talented rugby player but also a qualified doctor, having completed his medical degree while pursuing his rugby career. His combination of athleticism and intelligence has made him a respected figure in the world of rugby.

We asked Jamie to reveal some of his best touring moments.

“My most memorable tour was the Lions in 2009. South Africa is my favourite place to tour and to reach the pinnacle in my sport in that country was just epic.

I would have to say the place that stood out to me was Cape Town. It is one of my favourite cities in the world, I also loved Durban.

We didn’t have a great deal of time to do activities on that tour but having toured South Africa numerous times, I have enjoyed cage diving with sharks, Table Mountain and visiting the Cape of Good Hope.

My advice to someone going on their first tour would be to embrace it. By that, I mean work hard in training and enjoying playing but get out in the evenings or when you get some spare time… go and see and feel the country you’re visiting.”