Australian international forward Will Skelton has joined Saracens on a short-term deal from Super Rugby side Waratahs with immediate effect.
“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 join the reigning English and European champions after the Club reached an agreement with the ARU and the Waratahs regarding his availability.
He will be available for Saracens’ Premiership, Anglo-Welsh Cup and European Champions Cup games during the duration of his short-term deal at Allianz Park.