Super Rugby

Stormers centre beats lockdown to return to Wales

Stormers centre Jamie Roberts opted to return to Wales before South Africa went into lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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The Welshman previously intended to stay in Cape Town following the suspension of Super Rugby due to the virus.

However, the burly midfielder caught a late-night flight to the UK on Thursday just before South Africa went into a three-week national lockdown.

The 33-year-old, who is also a qualified medical doctor, played 94 Tests for Wales and three for the British and Irish Lions.

He was drafted in by the Stormers this season as a replacement for Damian de Allende.

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