Will Skelton's younger brother signs with Chiefs

GEORGINA ROBINSON
Last updated 09:35 28/07/2014
Cameron Skelton
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CHIEFS BOUND: Samoa’s Cameron Skelton takes a lineout against Wales at the Junior World Cup in Auckland last month.

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His big brother might be a cult hero in New South Wales but Cameron Skelton wants to make his name elsewhere.

A day after giant Waratahs second-rower Will Skelton scorched all in his path to set up Bernard Foley's 76th minute try against the Brumbies and seal a home final for his team-mates, Fairfax Media can reveal his 19-year-old brother has joined two-time Super Rugby champions the Chiefs.

At 145kg and 205cm, the younger Skelton was a valued member of the Waratahs' under-20s squad and was set to join the senior squad this coming pre-season to begin the challenging transition to Super Rugby.

But after representing Samoa in the junior world championships in New Zealand last month, Cameron Skelton was offered a package too good to pass up from Dave Rennie and the Chiefs.

Unlike Brumbies winger Henry Speight and centre Christian Leali'ifano, who both rejected overtures from Rennie in recent years, Skelton chose to carve out a career away from the spotlight on his older brother.

The move means the brothers, who are cousins of former All Black Brad Mika, will not have the chance to play together in coming years but may be playing against each other within one or two seasons.

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