Saracens have received a major boost ahead of the new season with the reigning European Champions Cup holders signing up one of their key players on a new deal.
Former Wallaby Will Skelton has committed his future to the club with a new two-year contract, keeping the lock in North London until the summer of 2021.
Skelton has been a Saracens player since December 2016, joining on a short-term deal from the Waratahs. He returned to the Super Rugby club before re-joining Saracens on a permanent basis for the 2017/18 season.
The 27 year old played a major role in Saracens’ double-winning campaign last season, and was named Australian Saracens Players’ Player of the Year.
“I’m very stoked about it. It’s an opportunity to get better and it’s a blessing to do something you enjoy,” Skelton said.
“I enjoy being in the boys’ company, the coaches are great and coming into working and enjoying your job is the main reason why we stayed.
“Having the opportunity to stay here was almost a no-brainer for me. Having this culture of working hard and having great people around me made it an easy decision.”
The 6ft 8in lock admitted that the happiness of his family was a major factor in extending his stay in London.
“My wife is happy here, we’re both happy.
“She’s playing rugby as well and enjoying it. She’ll take it a little bit more seriously next year and having two years is a bit more security for us as a family and we can focus on other things aside from rugby.”
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