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Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Taking Down of Jamie Roberts - Part 2

On the weekend we posted the first in the three part series of The Taking Down of Jamie Roberts, a short feature that serves as a bit of a tribute to the Welshman who, by all accounts, barely puts a foot wrong. Tim Warwood sets out to find out the truth. 

In Part one we saw that Jamie's teamates and family struggled to say a bad thing about him. Today we find out that he's also a hit with his mates, having kept some of his friends from school days and remained down to earth, despite his reputation as one of the best centers in world rugby.

Docter (almost) Roberts forms part of a strong midfield combo, alongside Jonathan Davies. The partnership has had it's critics however, with some stating that they're too similar to be a genuine threat. Davies dismissed that claim earlier in the week.

"To say we are too similar, I wouldn’t say that was the case. We are both pretty physical, but can be subtle at times. We are working on getting a complete partnership.

"Test match rugby is all about getting momentum and go-forward on the ball. We are developing that and working to bring other people into the game," said Davies.

While he's looking in great form currently, Roberts has shunned all the praise. "I am fed up with people asking me about the 2009 form, it’s not about that. It is about taking each game as it comes and just enjoying it," he said.

"I am enjoying playing with a smile on my face and just doing my part for the team." Let's see if our Tim can find any weaknesses off the field.

If you missed it before, you can view Part 1 from the Related Posts link below the video.


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