first_imgFriday Mar 27, 2020 Jamie Roberts gets last flight out of South Africa hours before lockdown takes place Stormers and former Wales centre Jamie Roberts made the decision to leave South Africa last night, as the country got set for a nationwide lockdown.ADVERTISEMENTThe Coronavirus has spread rapidly since first hitting South Africa, with over 1000 cases already and the first two deaths were reported today, in Cape Town, where Roberts was based with the Stormers.He played 10 matches for the Super Rugby side, and while the season is in limbo, the 33-year-old had wanted to stay but soon realised that the lockdown could go on for a while, so chose to head home to be with family.“Have loved doing what I love with the @dhlstormers lads this season. Been brilliant to experience super rugby at Newlands and beyond,” he said.“Not too optimistic we’ll play again this season but look forward to getting back out to SA once life and rugby restarts. Best wishes to everyone in Cape Town and in SA during the lockdown and beyond 👍🏼”Roberts, a qualified doctor, recently gave up his Cardiff flat for a NHS doctor.ADVERTISEMENT“It’s better that the flat is used by people in need,” Roberts told BBC Radio Wales Sport. “I managed to get an A&E doctor in there as of Friday, someone who’s working on the front line with the NHS in Cardiff.“I had a few cancellations on Airbnb. I’ve got a flat I stay in when I’m back in Cardiff. There’s going to be a lot of NHS workers out there who won’t want to be going from hospital to family and putting their families at risk and so they’re going to need accommodation.“So I guess anyone out there who has property which is empty; I’m sure there are plenty with Airbnb cancellations.“So I guess it’s about encouraging people to try and do the same as well. The NHS needs all the help it can get in these times.”ADVERTISEMENTWATCH: The Rugby Pod latest episode Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Exeter vs Toulouse is off as a number of… 25 WEEKS AGO Danny Cipriani leaves Gloucester with immediate… 25 WEEKS AGO ‘Aphiwe can’t believe it. We were starting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img