**Jamie Roberts says he promised he'd to return to Wales, after he joined Guinness PRO14 side Dragons on Monday afternoon.** \n\nThe Wales legend made the grade at Cardiff Blues before leaving in 2013 for two years in France and then spells in England and South Africa. \n\nRoberts left South African team the Stormers in April and returned to aid the NHS in their fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, [before opting to stay in his home country.](https://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/rugby/rugby-news/jamie-roberts-reveals-joined-dragons-18709184 )\n\n“When I left Wales in 2013 to play my rugby outside my home country, I always promised myself that I’d endeavour to return and play in Wales again,” said the centre.\n\n“Having had some wonderful experiences playing across three of the world’s top leagues in France, England and South Africa, I’m delighted to return to Wales to play with Dragons and compete again in the Guinness PRO14 and next season’s Champions Cup. \n\n“I’m sincerely grateful for having this opportunity, especially given the current climate we find ourselves in.” \n\nLeinster suffered a major blow on Monday, with news that lock James Ryan will be [ruled out for three months following a dislocated shoulder](https://www.rugbypass.com/news/major-blow-for-leinster-and-ireland-as-ryan-ruled-out-for-up-to-12-weeks/ ). \n\nThe Ireland second row has been given a 10-12 week recovery timeframe and he could miss Ireland’s last two Six Nations matches against Italy and France, rumoured to be scheduled for the back end of October.