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Fardy plots Skelton boot theft

24th June 2014 07:03

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Man of the hour: Will Skelton

Having watched his Test team-mate Will Skelton shine on debut against France, Scott Fardy has come up with a unique way to stop him.

"I might try to break him out of his shoes, it might take him a while to get back into them. Just rip one off, throw it into the crowd and see if he can get a new one," Fardy told the Canberra Times.

"I think they're about size 17 and made in America for gridiron. There aren't too many of those going around."

The 140kg, 6ft 8 giant scored an impressive try in Sydney last weekend and won lavish praise for his performance.

Now back with their respective franchises ahead of an all-Aussie derby this weekend as the Brumbies play the Waratahs, Fardy had nothing but praise for the 22-year-old Skelton.

"He's definitely a good player, I enjoyed playing with him," added Fardy.

"He has such a big physical presence and it's something Australian rugby hasn't had in a while."

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