Roberts: ‘We’re all devastated’

Date published: April 6 2015

Racing Métro and Wales centre Jamie Roberts summed up his side's emotions after their dramatic defeat to Saracens.

Argentina centre Marcelo Bosch landed the match-winning penalty to book Saracens' spot in the last four instead of Racing, after a scrappy quarter-final at the Stade Yves du Manoir.

Roberts has tasted defeat before in European competition, going out in the semi-finals with Cardiff Blues back in 2009.

That contest was settled by a penalty shootout but this was just as agonising for the two-time British and Irish Lion, who described the loss as 'heartbreaking'.

"It is a difficult one to take and we are all devastated. It is heartbreaking to lose a game of that magnitude with the last kick," Roberts told the EPCR website.

"It was a bit of a game of chess and we wrestled our way back into it in the second half.

"But it was thoroughly disappointing as the first half an hour of the second half was just an arm wrestle and I thought we had them after Max (Machenaud) kicked those two penalties. He played exceptionally well today.

"But give credit to Mr Bosch who put over that kick at the end. It was incredible and Saracens are now in the semis."