"I was on the bench at the start just taking it all in saying 'I'm back, this is unreal'. I thought it was all gone, so to be back, I just want to cherish every moment, enjoy it and get the most out of myself."
Newly minted Saint Jarrod Lienert opens up on the latest episode of Sounds of the Saints about earning his second crack at AFL level, the significance of Sunday's win against Fremantle after being with the squad for just a few weeks and living with housemate Jack Hayes.
Listen to the full podcast via the media player below.
1:22 - Slotting into the Saints in just a matter of weeks
4:13 - From delisted defender to second chance Saint: not a "hard luck story"
12:15 - Planning for a life away from football, until...
19:50 - Melbourne life with Jack Hayes
25:50 - What makes Jarrod Lienert tick