MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15: Mason Wood of the Kangaroos marks the ball during a North Melbourne Kangaroos AFL training session at Arden Street Ground on May 15, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Delisted Kangaroo Mason Wood will train with St Kilda in a bid to secure an AFL lifeline, per The Age’s Peter Ryan.

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.

The versatile forward has booted 76 goals from 65 AFL games and was once considered one of the most promising young prospects in the league.

However, he fell out of favour in recent seasons, making just eight senior appearances in 2020.

According to Ryan, the Saints have vacant list spots they can use ahead of the March 9 closing of the Supplemental Selection Period.

The club is coming off an impressive rise in 2020 off the back of an off-season recruiting coup, adding Paddy Ryder, Dougal Howard, Brad Hill, Dan Butler and Zak Jones.

The Saints acquired Brad Crouch, Jack Higgins and Shaun McKernan in the recent trade period as they look to build off last season’s success.

After finishing sixth on the ladder at the end of the home and away season, Brett Ratten’s side defeated the Bulldogs in the elimination final before losing to eventual premiers Richmond the following week.