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Will Skelton signs with Saracens

Press Association logoPress Association 6/12/2016

Saracens have announced the signing of Australia international lock Will Skelton on a short-term deal.

The towering forward made two appearances during Australia's recent Spring Tour going on as a replacement against Scotland and France.

Skelton, 24, will move to Saracens with immediate effect from the Waratahs, bolstering the club's second-row department following the recent retirement of Alistair Hargreaves.

"We are delighted to be able to bring a player of Will's calibre into the group," said Saracens rugby director 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."

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