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VFL: Tarrant shines again

Robbie Tarrant has again staked a claim for a senior call-up.

12:04am Apr 12, 2015

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Robbie Tarrant and Mason Wood have put their hands up for a recall.

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Robbie
Tarrant

Height
196 cm
DOB
25-04-1989
Weight
97 kg
Debut
2010
Games
2015
2
Career
41
Goals
2015
1
Career
41
2015 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
168
Avg
84
RobbieTarrant

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior club: South Mildura
Recruited from: Bendigo U18
Draft: #15, 2007 National
Debut: Round 15, 2010 v Sydney

Strengths

- Can play forward or back
- Marking

2015 Jumper Club Sponsors

- Grounded House

Background: Pre-NMFC

 

Tarrant was born in Mildura, and played his TAC Cup football for the Bendigo Pioneers. After being overlooked for the 2006 draft due to shoulder injuries, the 196cm key position player rebounded with an impressive 2007 campaign for the Pioneers.

While working for the Bendigo Bank, Tarrant impressed AFL scouts with his dedication to work while still playing at a high level. Impressive results in the beep test and 20 metre sprint at the 2007 draft camp cemented the youngster as a draftee.

It was North Melbourne who used its first round pick on the brother of Collingwood’s Chris, selecting Robbie with number 15.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Tarrant was able to play just one game in a 2014 plagued by injuries.

His year started off slowly as he attempted to recover from a persistent stress reaction in his tibia. It was the same problem which affected the first half of 2013, and it looked like it would ruin all of 2014 as well.

Nevertheless, after an intense training program, Tarrant was able to return to full fitness halfway through the season and returned for Werribee early in June.

One game was all that was needed for the key-position forward to return to the North Melbourne side, travelling to Adelaide to face the Crows.

Unfortunately the number 25 pulled up sore from his season debut and was later found to have aggravated the old injury. He would eventually be ruled out for the season.

With his recovery going to plan, the 25-year-old should resume training in December.

2013

Mid-season, from Shane Watson

“We just need to get Robbie right. We know what he can do when he’s in the side.

"His work rate is second to none in terms of being able to lead and present over the whole game."

End of season review

2013 was one of Tarrant’s most frustrating seasons. Missing nine consecutive games due to nerve damage in his leg, Tarrant returned with seven goals in two games against GWS and Brisbane.

However a slight knee injury against the Lions proved to trouble Tarrant again. While he continued to play and provide valuable structure up forward, he was unable to hit the scoreboard as regularly as he would have liked.

2012

2012 was Tarrant's first injury free year and it was reflected with a total of 16 games for the season.

However, he only managed three games in the first half of the season as he battled with his form in the VFL with Werribee. Ultimately it was a string of strong performances which earned a call-up for the Round 12 game against Gold Coast at Metricon Stadium.

Despite just three behinds, Tarrant showed enough to be retained for next week's game against Adelaide and it was here he started a run of 23 goals in just nine games.

2011

Tarrant completed a full pre-season and appeared set to cement his spot with 21 possessions in the season opener against West Coast.

Unfortunately he suffered further injury problems and only played seven games for the season.

 

2010

With two injury interrupted seasons behind him, Tarrant was finally able to make his debut in 2010 against Sydney in Round 15.

After two games and a taste of senior football, he was unable to play again in the senior side for the rest of the season.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2015 Season Average
    Games Played 2
    • Kicks 12.0
    • Handballs 10.0
    • Disposals 22.0
    • Marks 6.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.5
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 84.0

2015 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 Geelong Cats Rd 4
Handballs 13 Port Adelaide Rd 3
Disposals 23 Geelong Cats Rd 4
Marks 9 Geelong Cats Rd 4
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 3 Port Adelaide Rd 3
Goals 1 Port Adelaide Rd 3
AFL Fantasy 88 Geelong Cats Rd 4

2015 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Adelaide Crows L 140 - 63 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Brisbane Lions W 133 - 51 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Port Adelaide L 105 - 113 8 13 21 4 0 0 0 3 1 0 80
4 Geelong Cats W 67 - 83 16 7 23 9 0 2 1 0 0 0 88
5 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
10 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
12 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
20 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 2 - L: 2 24 20 44 13 0 2 1 3 1 0 168

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 41
    • Kicks 6.7
    • Handballs 4.0
    • Disposals 10.6
    • Marks 3.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.2
    • Tackles 1.6
    • Goals 1.0
    • AFL Fantasy 50.5

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 Geelong Cats Rd 4, 2015
Handballs 13 Port Adelaide Rd 3, 2015
Disposals 23 Geelong Cats Rd 4, 2015
Marks 10 Melbourne Rd 18, 2013
Hit-outs 3 Sydney Swans Rd 3, 2013
Tackles 6 West Coast Eagles Rd 1, 2011
Goals 4 Richmond Rd 15, 2013
AFL Fantasy 106 West Coast Eagles Rd 1, 2011

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2015 North Melbourne 24 20 44 13 0 2 1 3 1 0 168
2014 North Melbourne 1 2 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 11
2013 North Melbourne 78 54 132 58 6 7 13 15 16 15 661
2012 North Melbourne 112 55 167 57 1 19 13 24 23 16 848
2011 North Melbourne 52 24 76 21 2 8 10 19 1 1 330
2010 North Melbourne 8 7 15 4 0 0 1 3 0 0 59

Legend

K
Kicks
H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points

Milestones

Individual Stats

- Disposals: 10
- Rebound 50's: 4
- One percenters: 4
- Time on Ground: 100%

NMFC Debut

Round 15, 2010 v Sydney
Venue:
SCG

North Melbourne: 2.3.15, 4.7.31, 5.9.39, 7.13.55
Sydney: 5.4.34, 8.6.54, 8.9.57, 12.13.85