Jamie Roberts confirmed for Cambridge v Oxford Varsity

Jamie Roberts & Cambridge University captain Don Stevens
Jamie Roberts (left) with Cambridge University captain Don Stevens

Wales and British & Irish Lions centre Jamie Roberts will play for Cambridge University in the Varsity match against Oxford on 10 December.

The 29-year-old, capped 77 times by Wales, will become the first active international to play in the match since Australian Dan Vickerman in 2009.

Roberts is currently studying part-time at Cambridge's Queens' College for a Masters degree in medical science.

He will join new club Harlequins after the Varsity at Twickenham.

"It is going to be a unique experience for me and something that will be different to any other game I've played at Twickenham - it's a different group of players, a different standard and different prize. But it is still a very, very important rugby match," said Roberts.

"It won't be like playing for Wales against England in the World Cup, the Barbarians against New Zealand or in an Anglo-Welsh Cup Final for Cardiff Blues as I've done in the past. But I can't wait."

Former Munster and Ireland A lock Ian Nagle will also play for Cambridge as they look to end a run of five successive Oxford victories.

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