**Guinness PRO14 squads are doing everything in their power to stay in shape during the Coronavirus outbreak but Connacht’s Jack Carty is going the extra mile**. \n\nThe Irish international revealed he [robbed six balls from the Sportsground](https://www.balls.ie/rugby/jack-carty-connacht-training-covid-19-428945) when collecting equipment to help follow conditioning coach Johnny O’Connor’s two-week schedule. \n\n“I have around 12 balls now so I can just line up kicks in the back garden. There’s a park down the road with Gaelic sticks in it so I can go down there when needs be,” he said. \n\n[In a wide-ranging interview](https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/52038659), the 27-year-old also hailed Ian Madigan’s Ulster switch as a welcome injection of competition among stand-offs in Ireland.\n\nCarty added: “It will provide Billy Burns with a load of competition and then it will provide all the other 10s in Ireland with additional competition, which is want you want.”\n\nCardiff Blues fans will be licking their lips after Jamie Roberts told [The Rugby Paper](https://www.therugbypaper.co.uk/latest-news/35679/jamie-roberts-targets-swansong-at-hometown-club-cardiff-blues/) he’d love to end his distinguished career in the capital.\n\nThe legendary Wales centre played for the Blues for six years before leaving for France in 2013 and currently plies his trade for South Africa’s Stormers in Super Rugby.\n\n“I told myself as soon as I left Cardiff I’d want to play there again before I finish,” Roberts said. “I want to give back to Welsh rugby as a player.”\n\nFrom one Wales totem to another as Shane Williams used his [Rugby Paper column](https://www.therugbypaper.co.uk/features/columnists/35669/williams-column-dan-lydiate-is-crucial-to-ospreys-revival/) to underline Dan Lydiate’s importance to the Ospreys when they return to PRO14 action.\n\nOspreys region won just two of 12 games in Conference A and Williams believes pinning experienced players like Lydiate down is pivotal to any resurgence. \n\n“Dan’s experience is vital as there are a lot of young players at Ospreys. They are talented, but still finding their way,” said Williams. “I’m excited to see where they can go.”\n\nAnd finally, Ratu Tagive’s flying start to life at Glasgow Warriors has been [rewarded with a fresh two-year deal.](https://www.scotsman.com/sport/rugby-union/ratu-tagive-extends-glasgow-warriors-stay-winger-says-i-couldnt-have-imagined-going-anywhere-else-2517835)\n\nThe winger is the latest top star tied down to a new contract by incoming head coach Danny Wilson, Tagive impressing enough to earn a maiden Scotland call-up in January.\n\n“It was a really easy decision for me. I don’t think I could have imagined going anywhere else to be honest,” said the Sydney-born star.