Roberts already eyeing up Australia clash

British & Irish Lions centre Jamie Roberts insists he doesn't fear taking on Australia at the upcoming World Cup with Wales. [more]

Roberts already eyeing up Australia clash

British & Irish Lions centre Jamie Roberts insists he doesn’t fear taking on Australia at the upcoming World Cup with Wales.

Roberts was part of the successful 2013 Lions squad who emerged from Down Under with a 2-1 series win.

The 28-year-old scored a try in the decisive Sydney clash and knows all about how to beat the Wallabies.

Wales have won their last four games – the latest against Italy on Saturday – after losing to England in early February.

And Roberts says they will be going all out to top Pool A when the World Cup rolls along in September – despite also facing a rematch against the Red Rose.

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“There is no fear about playing England at Twickenham or Australia, because we know we will be in good shape as long as everyone stays fit and clear of injuries,” said Roberts.

“We have shown good mental strength and good ability to bounce back. Four wins out of five we are pleased with.

“We went out against Italy, had a crack and scored tries. That’s what rugby is about.

“The great thing was the composure after half-time. We knew that the first half was going to be difficult, and the patience we showed was good.

“That is the sign of a mature side, mature players and a mature team.”

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