Roberts wants Blues return in future
August 5, 2014
Jamie Roberts will play for Racing Metro again this season © Getty Images
Wales star Jamie Roberts has said he hopes to return to the Cardiff Blues in the future but is happy at Racing Metro for the time being.
Roberts joined Metro in the lead up to the 2013-14 season and is part of their burgeoning Welsh contingent with Luke Charteris, Dan Lydiate and Mike Phillips also at the club. Roberts has two years left on his Racing Metro contract and may extend beyond that time but hopes to play again for the Blues before the end of his career.
"Long-term, I'd love to be back in Cardiff at some point," Roberts told the BBC. "Whether that's after this contract or a bit later, I'm not sure."
The Blues have seen a number of their top players leave for pastures new over the past couple of seasons and bid farewell to Leigh Halfpenny last summer. But there is renewed optimism at Cardiff with Mark Hammett installed as their new coach and Jarrad Hoeata and Gareth Anscombe both recruited.
"There's some great people involved with the club [Blues] at the moment, some great players and some great youngsters coming through," Roberts added. "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."
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