Jamie Roberts scores a try

Two-time Lions tourist Jamie Roberts has been announced as a trustee of the British & Irish Lions Charitable Trust.

The Lions Trust consists of four influential former British & Irish Lions, with Roberts joining Trust chairman Gavin Hastings, Richard Hill and Tommy Bowe as a trustee.

Life of a Lion: Jamie Roberts

The British & Irish Lions Trust exists to connect with, nurture and support all Lions players in need whilst furthering the spirit, values and ethos of The British & Irish Lions throughout rugby clubs across England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.  A key priority for the Trust is the welfare of Lions players and providing them with financial and medical support.

Roberts, #Lion 757 , represented the Lions on the 2009 and 2013 tours to South Africa and Australia respectively. He was a crucial player on the 2009 tour and was named the Lions ‘Player of the Series’ despite their narrow defeat to South Africa.

He scored the final try in the third test during the series win in Australia in 2013. Roberts also enjoyed a lengthy and hugely successful international career with Wales earning 94 caps and played his club rugby with Cardiff Rugby, Racing 92, Harlequins, Bath, the Stormers, Dragons and the NSW Waratahs. He is also a qualified doctor.

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He was nominated as a trustee by the WRU replacing Sam Warburton as the WRU representative.

Jamie Roberts celebrates with Conor Murray, Owen Farrell and George North as the final whistle goes

“It is a great honour and a privilege to be made a trustee of the British & Irish Lions Trust” said Roberts.

“The Trust does so much good work supporting former Lions players in need. I am really looking forward to getting involved, working with the other Trustees and Lions staff to build on the excellent work that has already been carried out to date. The British & Irish Lions have played such a pivotal part in my career and life. I am delighted to have the opportunity to give back and support the Trust.”

Gavin Hastings, Chairman of The British & Irish Lions Charitable Trust said of Roberts joining, “We are really proud and pleased to continue supporting our Lions post retirement through The British & Irish Lions Charitable Trust.

Jamie had a fantastic career on the pitch, and he continues to excel off it. He brings a huge amount of knowledge to the Trust and he is a wonderful addition as a trustee. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Sam Warburton who has been great to work with on the Trust and I wish him all the best for the future.”

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