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'It was the best 5 minutes of my life... outside the bedroom' - Roberts on Manics gig

The Lions centre has been talking Brian O’Driscoll, Jonathan Davies and playing with his favourite band.

JAMIE ROBERTS SAYS he will shoulder the responsibility in the absence of Brian O’Driscoll for the final Test against Australia.

The Welsh centre, who missed the defeat last week with a hamstring injury, talked about producing the goods in the decider on Saturday and was also praising his partner Jonathan Davies.

On Warren Gatland’s decision to drop O’Driscoll, he said: “It was probably the most nerve-racking team selection of my career and there were a lot of tough calls – none more so than Brian’s. I think it goes to show what kind of guy he is that he was the first to come up to me at the end of training and say ‘do you  want to do any extras?”.

Thousands have said it before me and thousands will say it again, he’s one of the greatest players ever to play the game.”

On playing with the Manic Street Preachers, Roberts added it was “the best five minutes of his life… outside the bedroom!”.

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