Will Skelton's younger brother signs with Chiefs

GEORGINA ROBINSON
Last updated 09:35 28/07/2014
Cameron Skelton
Getty Images

CHIEFS BOUND: Samoa’s Cameron Skelton takes a lineout against Wales at the Junior World Cup in Auckland last month.

Relevant offers

Super Rugby

'Tongan Bear' Loni Uhila to leave New Zealand in 2017 for Clermont Auvergne There's more to a Super Rugby induction day than you'd suspect Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd looks high and low for inspiration Chris Boyd doubts conditioning will be focus of All Blacks' "wellbeing" camp Don't let it go to your head, rising rugby stars warned Crusaders boss calls for Sanzaar to focus more on Super Rugby issues Super Rugby clubs should have more say: Waratahs' CEO Andrew Hore insists Craig Philpott hopeful Jordie Barrett will feature for NZ under 20s next year New Zealand could field an additional competitive Super Rugby team Darfield Rugby Club to host Crusaders v Highlanders Farmlands Cup match in February

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.

Ad Feedback

- Sydney Morning Herald

Special offers
Opinion poll

Which 2015 NZ Super Rugby team looks best?

Blues

Chiefs

Crusaders

Highlanders

Hurricanes

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content