- Jamie Roberts is to weigh up his future at the end of this season with Harlequins
- Powerful centre is out of contract in the summer and could move to Japan
- He said: ‘Japan is certainly an option to explore and we’ll see what comes of it’
- Lions midfielder was recalled by Wales midway through autumn internationals
Wales centre Jamie Roberts is considering a move to Japan at the end of the season.
The rich Asian clubs are launching a recruitment drive before the 2019 World Cup — with Dan Carter recently signing for the Kobelco Steelers.
Roberts, 31, is out of contract with Harlequins in the summer and could be the next big recruit to the Top League.
Jamie Roberts (right) is to weigh up his options as he is out of contract at the end of the season
‘Japan is certainly an option to explore and we’ll see what comes of it,’ he said. ‘I definitely wouldn’t rule it out.
‘You’ve got to make your decisions for the right reasons and I’ll make a decision over the next month or six weeks.
‘I’d like to think I can play at the top level for a few years yet.’
The Lions midfielder was recalled by Wales midway through last month’s autumn internationals.
The Welshman refused to rule out a move to Japan as Asian clubs plan a recruitment drive