JAMIE Roberts has expressed his relief that the Dragons’ derby clash with the Ospreys is going ahead after he tested positive for coronavirus.

The former Wales and Lions powerhouse centre has been in isolation in Cardiff this week and his new teammates underwent a fresh round of testing on Tuesday.

The results all came back negative, meaning that Dean Ryan’s squad have got the green light to play for the first time since March in the Guinness PRO14 derby against the Ospreys at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday.

The Dragons have not named Roberts as the player that tested positive but the 33-year-old confirmed on Twitter that he has been self-isolating in the capital.

South Wales Argus:

“Appreciate messages regarding Covid,” he said. “I’m feeling fine. A lot of DIY at home.

“Delighted that there are no other positive tests and Welsh derby matches get the thumbs-up.”

Roberts, who was unlikely to feature in Swansea after only joining at the start of the month, could still come into contention for the European Challenge Cup quarter-final at Bristol in mid-September.

Jack Dixon and Adam Warren are prime options to start at 12 against the Ospreys with Wales centre Nick Tompkins, who is on a year-long loan from Saracens, potentially at 13.