Rhys Stanley will join the Geelong Cats after spending six years with the Saints.
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St Kilda and Geelong have finalised a trade that sees tall forward Rhys Stanley and pick no.60 in exchange for pick no.21 in the upcoming AFL draft.
Recruited from West Adelaide, Stanley was taken at pick no.47 in the 2008 draft national draft and has since gone on to play 58 games in his six years at the Saints.
At 200cm, the 23-year-old also has the ability to play as a ruckman and possesses speed that belies his height.
Geelong football manager Neil Balme said the club was pleased to secure Stanley’s services.
“We are very happy Rhys will be joining the club, he is a valuable player with great potential.
“Rhys’ ability to play a number of roles has us excited about his future prospects.”|
Stanley is the second player to join the Cats after Mitch Clark officially signed with the club earlier on Wednesday.