Wales rugby centre Jamie Roberts lets front-line doctor use his flat during crisis

Jamie Roberts has earned 94 caps for Wales and three for British and Irish Lions (PA Images)
10:00am, Sun 22 Mar 2020
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Wales rugby star Jamie Roberts has allowed a front-line doctor to live in his flat in Cardiff to help fight the battle against the coronavirus crisis. 

The 33 year-old centre stays in the flat when he's back in the City but usually rents out the property as a holiday let.

And Roberts has remained in South Africa with Stormers during the outbreak. 

He 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.

"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."