One of the modern-day giants of World Rugby, WILL SKELTON is ready to launch at international level in 2015 after another destructive season of Super Rugby with the NSW Waratahs where he enhanced his reputation as a physical menace both with and without the ball in hand.
The mammoth 140kg lock earned his first Test cap in the final Test against France in 2014 and made an immediate impact, scoring one try and setting up Waratahs teammate Israel Folau for another. It set the tone for the rest of the international season as he earned seven more Test caps and a maiden Spring Tour of Europe.
Virtually impossible to stop in open space, Skelton possesses rare mobility and speed for a big man as well as a dangerous offload, which gives his side the ability to attack off second phase play and creates countless opportunities for his backs sniping around the ruck. Born in Auckland, Skelton relocated to Sydney with his family as 10-year-old.