Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Jamie Roberts attended an event in Newport last week where he, other Welsh players, and a group of youngsters all took part in Under Armour's Combine training. RD got an opportunity to ask him some questions, so here is the video interview with the highly rated center.
Roberts, who was named as the Lions player of the series against South Africa last year, is actually out of action right now after picking up a wrist injury in the second Test against the Springboks. He soldiered on, including touring New Zealand recently, but has since had an operation and will be out until the end of the year.
Despite being a full time professional rugby player, Jamie has managed to juggle that with being a medical student, as he aims to become qualified in the next few years. Rugby will take most of his focus for now, but it won't be long before he has something great to fall back on.
In this interview Jamie talks about the event with the Under Armour testing, but then also goes into detail about his injury, his younger days as a fullback, what he plans to specialise in, and gives his thoughts on this years Tri Nations.
He also then tells us who he thinks the best centres in world rugby are, who the toughest he's been up against is, the three best things about being a professional rugby player, and then gives some great advice for those out there wanting to achieve and get good value out of life.
In association with the Welsh Rugby Union, sponsors Under Armour have introduced the Combine training method which is a high level testing experience popular with American athletes. Under Armour is a leading developer, marketer, and distributor of branded performance apparel, footwear, and accessories. Find out more at www.underarmour.com