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O'Shea ecstatic with Roberts signing
18 May 2015 17:57pm
Roberts was an important player for the Lions in 2013
The arrival of British & Irish Lions centre Jamie Roberts will provide a huge boost to Harlequins, according to director of rugby Conor O'Shea.
However, it was announced today that Quins have secured the 28-year-old's signature ahead of next season.
And O'Shea, who has already agreed a deal for two-time Lions tourist Adam Jones to arrive in London next season, is delighted with the signing.
"The whole club is ecstatic to have signed a player of Jamie's quality," said the Irishman.
"He is massively ambitious and, as a role model to all of our players, he will be someone we can all learn from."
And Roberts is hoping to inspire Harlequins back to the top of English rugby - once his World Cup exploits with Wales are over.
"Having played in Cardiff and in Paris, moving to London is a chance for me to experience and further develop my career in a different league," said Roberts.
"My desire to compete and win at both club and international level remains as strong as ever."
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