SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 05: Mason Wood of the Kangaroos celebrates kicking the final goal during the round seven AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at Sydney Cricket Ground on May 5, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/AFL Media/Getty Images)

It’s official – former Roo Mason Wood has been handed an AFL lifeline by St Kilda.

The Saints confirmed in a statement on Friday morning that the 27-year old had earned a list spot for the 2021 season.

The versatile forward had been training with the club over the pre-season in hopes of extending his AFL career, having booted 76 goals from 65 AFL games for the Kangaroos since making his debut in 2014.

St Kilda Head of List Management James Gallagher told saints.com.au that Wood would help bolster the club’s forward line depth.

“Once the dust had settled post-draft, we identified that adding depth to our forward line was something that was probably the priority, if the right person were available,” Gallagher said.

“We invited Mason to training about three weeks ago, and in the short time he’s been here, he’s gelled really nicely with our group, impressed all with his attitude and performances at training, and he shows a real determination to have another crack at senior level.

“We’re really happy to be able to offer him a position on our list.”

Wood was one of 11 Kangaroos axed at the end of last season in the club’s list cleanout after finishing 17th on the ladder.

He will wear the No. 32 at St Kilda.