McCall leaves door open to Skelton

Date published: January 23 2017

Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall has left the door open for Wallaby lock Will Skelton to possibly return to the club in the future.

Following his last game for Saracens on Saturday against Toulon, McCall paid tribute to the efforts of Skelton during his time with the club.

The big Australian forward wrapped up his Saracens stint in memorable fashion, putting a last ditch tackle on Toulon’s Samu Manoa to stop a certain try in the dying moments of the Champions Cup game, guaranteeing them a home quarter-final against Glasgow in the process.

“He’s been important really because George has been injured and Maro’s been injured so he’s done a great job for us,” revealed McCall.

Skelton made seven appearances for Saracens during his time with the English club after signing a short-term deal in December 2016.

“He’s made a brilliant contribution,” McCall added. “He has very popular amongst all the players and hopefully we’ve whetted his appetite to maybe come back in the future.”