Martin Roberts: Former Gloucester centre dies suddenly aged 48

Martin Roberts
The 1992-93 season saw Martin Roberts score 157 points in 21 games in all competitions

Former Gloucester centre Martin Roberts has died suddenly at the age of 48, the Premiership club have announced.

Gloucester-born Roberts, who could also play at full-back, started his career with Cheltenham and joined the Cherry and Whites for the 1989-90 season.

He made his top-flight debut in the following season and went on to make 47 league starts for Gloucester, contributing 66 points in league games.

A statement said the thoughts of all at the club were with Roberts' family.

Roberts played in Gloucester's famous final-day relegation decider against Saracens in 1996, as they won 17-10 to avoid the drop.

He also played for nearby Cinderford and later coached at Hereford and Chosen Hill.