Higgins sets sight on flag success

15 November 2020 17:53:26 GMTPlus11

Jack Higgins is targeting premiership glory with St Kilda to make up for the disappointment of missing out on Richmond's success over the past two years.

The Tigers have gone back-to-back defeating GWS in the big dance in 2019 and Geelong in 2020, but the popular Higgins missed out on both.

Surgery following brain bleeding forced him out in 2019, while he was overlooked this year after playing just 10 games, and again had to watch from the sidelines.

Higgins then made the tough decision to leave the Tigers despite still having one year remaining on his deal, but he believes a switch to Saints will be best for his career.

They appear to be a club on the up and Higgins says he is driven to win the flag with the club he supported growing up.

"It's driven me a bit," Higgins told reporters. "Obviously I watched two Grand Finals, last year for (health) reasons and this year I didn't get picked, but I just really want to play in a Grand Final.

"I want to get some consistent games and hopefully be in St Kilda's second premiership team."

Higgins admits it was wrench to leave the Tigers but says the chance to play more regular footy with an up and coming side was the reason he opted to move on.

"At the end of the day I thought St Kilda would be the best for my future and also I see how much the club's going to go up in an upwards spiral," he added.

"They've got some really good young players and hopefully I can be part of that group and be together as a team for the next 10 years."

St Kilda are priced at 18/1 to win the grand final.

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