Wales center Jamie Roberts announced his retirement earlier this week at the age of 35.
During a glittering career, Roberts won 94 Wales internationals, playing three Tests for the British and Irish Lions and ending his career with the Waratahs in Australia.
“Time feels right,” Roberts said.
“When I reach the end of my professional career, I retire with a huge sense of gratitude for what the sport has given me.”
Roberts announced that he intends to hang up his boots on social media before ranking his three toughest opponents for Mail Online.
JAMIE ROBERTS: HARDEST OPPONENTS
# 3. Shane Williams (Wales)
- Position: Wing
- Caps: 91
- Attempt: 60
Named World Player of the Year in 2008, he finished with 60 Test attempts, leaving him number four on the all-time list behind Daisuke Ohata, David Campese and Bryan Habana. He was the great entertainer.
Jamie Roberts wrote: “Luckily we were on the same team more often! The best player I’ve been on the field with. The little ones were hard to catch! ”
DID YOU KNOW? Williams started his junior career as a scrum-half at Amman United before joining Neath as a second-choice scrum-half. However, it became clear to Lyn Jones, Neath’s then coach, that Williams simply could not be left out of the side, placing him on the right wing. The rest is history.