Tigers star named in Suns leadership team for 2022

Former Central Giants player Xavier Rice, will play for the Northern Suns in the 2022 Premiership, linking up with local club team mate, Brandon Sucu.

Rice had a strong start to the season in 2021 and led the Best and Fairest count after 4 rounds. A broken thumb saw him miss the back end of the season but was still involved in an off field capacity.

Looking ahead to next season, the 24 year old will be looking to make a bigger impact on the field as he aims to be selected for national honours for the first time.

Off the back of the announcement of Keegan McCauley as the Northern Suns new Head of Football, changes in recruitment to suit a new training hub location on Auckland’s North Shore will be of great benefit to the teams fortunes in 2022.