The Saints add 5 to their playing list

The Southern Saints have added another 5 players to their 2022 squad list.

With the relocation to Canterbury next season, the Saints withdrew from the national draft, with the priority of securing locally based players to make up the bulk of the Southern Saints squad.

Today, Paul Hogan, Lane McSkimming, Chris Morel, Jack Penniket and Kris Wilder all signed on for the 2022 season.

Lane and Chris were both Premiership winners with the Giants in their debut season. Lane is a hard running midfielder, while Chris is a strong defender who can bust through a pack.

Paul Hogan will find himself in new colours for the first time, after spending 3 years with the Suns. Paul is a key back who is hard to beat. The Irishman has made the Premiership team of the year twice and is looking forward to donning the Saints jumpers in 2022.

Kris Wilder is a key forward who loves a goal. A strong mark, Kris plays for the University Cougars in the Canterbury AFL league (CAFL).

Finally, Jack Penniket will debut in the Premiership but has made an impact playing for the Christchurch Bulldogs.