Although Wales’ World Cup run ultimately ended in the quarter finals, Cardiff University alumni Jamie Roberts (MBBCh 2013) took home some precious memories.
“The England match has to be the highlight. Wins against Uruguay and Fiji were great but to beat England at their home World Cup was special and a day the guys will remember for a long time.”
The 29-year-old praised a Wales side that “played their hearts out” despite being hit by injuries.
“I thought both Dan Biggar and Gareth Davies had great tournaments. Up front Alun Wyn Jones was his usual brilliant self, as was Sam Warburton,” he said.
But the 74 cap centre acknowledged that there are “always lessons in Test rugby”.
“You learn the hard way at the top level and our inability to cross against Australia was a tough lesson. Also, we defended admirably against the Boks for 75 minutes and then switched off for a second.
“Little things have so much implication in tight matches and credit to South Africa for making the right play at the right time.”
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