Profile - Tristan Roberts

Fly half - Dual registered for Gloucester and Moseley. At 19, in 2007 Tristan impressed everyone in the England Counties set up, following performances for Cinderford and Kent, despite only playing rugby union seriously for a couple of years, he was noted then as "a rare talent, his skilled handling and nimble footwork quickly earning him the respect of his more senior team-mates, despite being the youngest member of the squad.

He first took up the game at Sutton Vallence School near Maidstone, but found that his talents were more suited to hockey and focused on that sport from 12 to 18. During that time he played for the South East and Kent, but when, as a 16-year-old, rugby and hockey started to compete for his time, he decided that the oval ball game was the one for him.

He joined Sevenoaks to be with some of his schoolmates when he was 17 and his decision to favour rugby also brought him Under 18 opportunities with London & South East and there was even a session with an England Under 18 squad. That experience persuaded him that moving to Hartpury College might be a good way to develop his rugby and a career in the game is his ambition.

"I did a pre-season at Bristol, but when the season came along I hadnít had much game time and Cinderford came along and invited me to join them." he said. "I played a few games for them and the County invite came from there.

Said Counties Manager Jim Robinson: "Iím really impressed with him. He handles beautifully and is very light on his feet, a player to look out for!"

An essential part of Mose' Twickenham Cup winning team. As Brian Dick said in the Birmingham Post's Twickenham preview "..........despite limited senior experience with previous club Cinderford, Roberts has played virtually unbroken since the turn of the year and has been both inspiring and inconsistent within the same game. He is, though, a constant threat with his skating runs from outside half."










































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