Saracens - In Focus: A look at new recruit Will Skelton

Dec 06, 2016

In Focus: A look at new recruit Will Skelton

Saracens announced today that Australian international forward Will Skelton has joined Saracens on a short-term deal.

Skelton will link up with the English and European Champions from Super Rugby side Waratahs with immediate effect after the club reached an agreement with the club and the ARU regarding his availability.

Here we take a look at the latest man to join the club… 

  •  Born in Auckland, New Zealand but moved to Sydney at the age of 10.
  • The 24-year-old has been capped by the Wallabies 18 times and recently captained an Australian XV against the French Barbarians.
  • The giant lock is one of the biggest men in international rugby standing at 6'8" and weighing 22 stones.
  • He wears a size 18 or 19 boot.
  • Skelton made his test debut for Australia against France on 21 June 2014, starting at lock and scoring the first try for the Wallabies in their 39–13 win.
  • Since his debut Skelton has gone on to win 18 caps for his country, starting in 6 of them.
  • Since his debut in 2013, Skelton has made 52 appearances for the Waratahs including a Super Rugby semi-final in 2015.
  • Skelton lined up against three of his new teammates, Mako Vunipola, Sean Maitland and Owen Farrell back in 2013 when the British and Irish Lions played a midweek game against the Waratahs.
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