Dec 06, 2016
Wallabies lock Will Skelton joins Saracens
Australian international forward Will Skelton has joined Saracens on a short-term deal.
The Allianz Park side can confirm that the Wallabies lock forward will join the club from Super Rugby side Waratahs with immediate effect. Skelton’s arrival will bolster Saracens’ second row options after the recent retirement of Alistair Hargreaves.
Skelton, who has been capped by the Wallabies 18 times and recently captained an Australian XV against the French Barbarians, will join the reigning English and European champions after the Club reached an agreement with the ARU and the Waratahs regarding his availability.
“We’re delighted to be able to bring a player of Will’s calibre into the group,” said director of rugby Mark McCall. “He is an immensely talented rugby player with vast experience for a 24-year old tight-five forward. It’s no secret that we have been running low on a few bodies in the second-row department but we made it very clear that we wouldn’t compromise on quality when looking to add to our squad. In Will, we have a player who will certainly have an important role to play in our group over the next few months.”
Skelton will be available for Saracens’ Aviva Premiership, Anglo-Welsh Cup and European Champions Cup games during the duration of his short-term deal at Allianz Park.