Lions star Roberts graduates

British and Irish Lions test series winner, Jamie Roberts, graduates from Cardiff University with medical degree.

Jamie Roberts on combining rugby and medical studies

I'd be lying if I said it hasn't been tough but achieving one of my main goals in life means it's worth every second.

I look forward to enjoying graduation with other fellow students. It promises to be a memorable day for us all, as it has been for all those graduating from Cardiff University this week.

I've a huge amount to thank the University for, most notably the School of Medicine and I'm eternally grateful for their help and support over the past 8 years.

I'm excited to see what the future holds, both in terms of my rugby and my medical career

– Jamie Roberts

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Jamie Roberts to get Cardiff University medical degree

Jamie Roberts celebrating following the Lions victory in their third Australia Test Credit: David Davies/PA Wire

Wales and British and Irish Lions hero Jamie Roberts will graduate today from Cardiff University's School of Medicine after successfully completing his medical degree.

"The academic rigour and intensity of studying for a medical degree is challenging for most students - especially for someone juggling with a life as a professional rugby player" says Professor Paul Morgan, Dean of the School of Medicine.

"Jamie would be the first to admit it's been extremely challenging but nevertheless it is clear from my conversations with him that it has been an enjoyable experience."

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