I'm pretty sure he jumps, just rarely. I'm pretty sure I remember him jumping for the Wallabies on the odd occassion. I don't see why he wouldn't, there's a lot of locks out there just under his weight. I think even Victor Matfield, one of the greatest line-out jumpers ever was pushing 120kg. You'd think the props can lift an extra five or six and get Skelton up there. He'd be a liability of a second rower if not.FairWeather_Aussie wrote: ↑Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:31 am As far as locks, you’d assume that Arnold and Skelton are Rennies 45 and 46. It’s pretty doubtful that their French clubs would free them. But if they did it would affect selection at both locks and back row. I don’t think Skelton jumps, so you would need two good line out jumpers in the back three if he was picked.
But I dunno, I haven't seen him play for ages. I think you'd take Arnold and Rodda anyway.
edit: just saw he was reported at 140kg! Even though Wikipedia says 125kg. I dunno how big he is these days, regardless, in all the photos of him online he has his legs strapped up for jumping.