In confirmation of a story that we ran more than a month ago, Rugby365 have “exclusively” revealed that Ross Skeate is on his way to join Agen in France.
This is itself is, of course, not news to avid readers of Sharksworld, but we are now able to finally confirm some of the details around the move – specifically the fact that Skeate, while now finally able to play again (or rather, within a week of being able to do so) will definitely not feature for the Sharks in their remaining Super Rugby matches.
The formers WP lock has spent the entire season on the sidelines after picking up a neck injury, but it’s not the Sharks who will benefit from the excellent medical rehabilitation work done; Skeate’s contract with Agen starts on 1 July and with the Sharks next playing on 6 July (against the Bulls), he will be quite comfortably ensconced in south-west France by that stage. It is unclear, at this stage, what will become of Ross Skeate’s dedicated bed in the Sharks Medical Suite; we’re thinking that at least a small commemorative plaque would be fitting to remind us of all the happy times he spent there!
Talking to Rugby365′s Timmy Hancox, Skeate reckons that he may follow up this second stint in France with a spell in Japan.Tweet