Jack Roberts brings injury strewn spell at the Arms Park to an end

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Cardiff Blues centre Jack Roberts will leave the club this summer to join English Championship side Doncaster Knights, bringing an end to a tough two seasons at the Arms Park.

The 27-year-old arrived in the Welsh capital after making 36 appearances for Leicester Tigers across three seasons at Welford Road where he made a name for himself as a centre who’s small stature belied his physicality.

However, it has been a nightmare spell at the Arms Park for Roberts, who picked up an injury in all four Cardiff Blues games he played, against London Scottish in pre-season, Munster in the Pro14, and both Newcastle and old club Leicester in the Anglo-Welsh Cup.

Jack Roberts
Jack Roberts played at Leicester Tigers before joining Cardiff Blues

That final injury was a serious knee problem which ruled him out for the best part of a year, and in the end the North Walian has ended up making more appearances for Cardiff RFC than he has for the Blues in his time here so far, scoring two tries in six games for the Blue and Blacks.

He will return to the Championship this summer, where he previously played for Rotherham Titans, linking up with Doncaster Knights where another former Cardiff RFC player in the shape of Rory Pitman already plays.

Speaking to their official website, Roberts said, “I’m really looking forward to joining Doncaster next year. I’m excited by the potential of this Doncaster squad. I have good friends there and they’ve always spoken very highly of the club and culture that’s been built. I can’t wait to get started and test myself in the Championship again.”

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