Roberts received 94 caps for Wales and likewise represented the British and Irish Lions earlier than ending his taking part in profession in Australia.
Roberts wrote on social media: “The time feels proper.
Former Wales centre Jamie Roberts has introduced his retirement from rugby union on the age of 35.
“As I attain the top of my skilled taking part in profession, I’m retiring with an immense sense of gratitude for what the sport has supplied to me.”
Roberts began his profession with Cardiff and made his worldwide debut with Wales in 2008, occurring to characteristic in two Grand Slam triumphs and a fourth-place end on the 2011 World Cup.
Roberts was voted man of the collection for the Lions in 2009, and 4 years later scored a attempt within the historic series-clinching win over Australia.
Roberts left Tub to hitch Stormers in Cape City in 2020 earlier than heading Down Below the place he completed his profession with the New South Wales Warratahs.
Roberts wrote: “Representing my nation was at all times a childhood dream. I’m lucky it grew to become actuality. It meant the world to me and without end will.
“I’ll bear in mind fondly reaching the head of consultant rugby and touring twice with the British & Irish Lions. The enjoyment and despair I skilled on each excursions amounted to nothing in need of experiences of a lifetime.”
Roberts mentioned he meant to remain inside rugby, initially by becoming a member of the ranks of broadcast media.
He added: “Above all, the sport has supplied a way of belonging, friendship and wholesome competitors.
“There’s little doubt I’ll stick with the game previous retirement. While I determine every little thing out, that’ll be predominantly in a broadcasting capability.”