Injury-ravaged Saracens look to Australian lock

Sat, Oct 29, 2016, Posted by   print

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5:29 PM GMT

Saracens head coach Mark McCall revealed he has looked to Australian international Will Skelton to bolster his injury-ravaged squad after their 24-10 victory over Leicester Tigers.

Sarries have been devastated by injuries in recent weeks and flanker Michael Rhodes started in the second row in the victory and put in a man of the match performance.

England pair Maro Itoje and George Kruis have been ruled out for at least four weeks through injury, while Alistair Hargreaves has been forced to retire due to concussion.

A move for Eben Etzebeth came to nothing, but Saracens are in talks with giant Australia lock Will Skelton.

“Michael Rhodes did a great job for us at the scrum and was effective around the park,” said McCall. “He was happy to help the team by playing in the second row, he understands the situation we’re in.

“Will Skelton is one of the few people we’ve looked at. He was named in the Wallabies’ touring party last week. We’re still looking.

“We’ve got some young fellas here, so I don’t want to bring somebody ordinary in. We want someone who will add some value over three months and if they can’t we won’t bring them in.”

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