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Cardiff return on Roberts' mind

05th August 2014 11:22

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Former Cardiff Blue: Jamie Roberts

Wales and Racing Métro inside centre Jamie Roberts has revealed that he would "love to be back" at Cardiff Blues before his career finishes.

The 27-year-old, who signed with the Parisian side at the end of the 2012/13 season, has two years remaining on his current deal in France.

And the powerful British and Irish Lions tourist admitted that a return to his home club - now coached by Mark Hammett - was a possibility.

"Long-term, I'd love to be back in Cardiff at some point. Whether that's after this contract or a bit later, I'm not sure," he told walesonline.co.uk.

"There's some great people involved with the club at the moment, some great players and some great youngsters coming through.

"I think they're a team on the up with a new coaching set-up, and it would be great to hopefully play a part in their success in future years.

"But I'm not looking beyond this season. It's a massive year for club and country, certainly with the World Cup next year."

Racing have further strengthened their squad in the off-season with the arrival of Springbok fly-half Johan Goosen, France full-back Brice Dulin and former Cardiff Blues team-mate and outside centre Casey Laulala seeing Roberts suggest a big season is on the cards.

"We had a fantastic end to last season and this season we hope to go two better and win it, but it's tough," he said.

"Certainly I'm enjoying my time. I'm enjoying the banter with the guys and travelling France - that's what life is about.

"Ultimately, I'm enjoying improving as a player. I want to play for Wales as long as I can and win things with Racing Metro."

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