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2014 Review: Robbie Tarrant

Tarrant was able to play just one AFL game in 2014.

4:27pm  Oct 30, 2014

Tarrant backed in

“Hopefully after a strong pre-season that’s where we’ll focus his spot."

3:32pm  Oct 8, 2014

Tarrant's season over

North key forward Robbie Tarrant has opted to undergo surgery to repair an ongoing tibial stress fracture.

4:55pm  Jun 30, 2014

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Robbie
Tarrant

Height
196 cm
DOB
25-04-1989
Weight
97 kg
Debut
2010
Games
2014
1
Career
39
Goals
2014
0
Career
40
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
11
Avg
11
RobbieTarrant

Player Bio

At a Glance

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

2014 Player Sponsors

- Grounded House - Paul Sortino
- Uniq Group - Liz Licari & Veki Brdjanin

Background

 

Recruited from Bendigo in the TAC Cup, Robbie Tarrant is the younger brother of Chris, who played for both Collingwood and Fremantle.

Tarrant can play both forward and back but had an injury interrupted start to his career with four shoulder reconstructions.

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

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 1
    • Kicks 1.0
    • Handballs 2.0
    • Disposals 3.0
    • Marks 1.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.0
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 11.0

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 1 Adelaide Crows Rd 13
Handballs 2 Adelaide Crows Rd 13
Disposals 3 Adelaide Crows Rd 13
Marks 1 Adelaide Crows Rd 13
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 1 Adelaide Crows Rd 13
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 11 Adelaide Crows Rd 13

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Essendon L 60 - 99 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Western Bulldogs W 54 - 83 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Port Adelaide W 97 - 90 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Sydney Swans W 48 - 91 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Collingwood L 93 - 58 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Fremantle W 61 - 74 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Gold Coast Suns L 77 - 120 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Brisbane Lions W 125 - 38 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Geelong Cats L 111 - 91 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 West Coast Eagles W 44 - 82 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Richmond W 116 - 88 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Adelaide Crows L 109 - 73 1 2 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 11
14 Melbourne W 66 - 107 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Brisbane Lions L 70 - 66 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Hawthorn W 108 - 88 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 St Kilda W 92 - 33 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Carlton L 109 - 86 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Geelong Cats L 79 - 111 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 GWS Giants W 51 - 126 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Western Bulldogs W 111 - 61 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Adelaide Crows W 101 - 94 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Melbourne W 123 - 93 - - - - - - - - - - -
FW1 Essendon W 93 - 81 - - - - - - - - - - -
SF Geelong Cats W 92 - 98 - - - - - - - - - - -
PF Sydney Swans L 136 - 65 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 16 - L: 9 1 2 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 11

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 39
    • Kicks 6.4
    • Handballs 3.6
    • Disposals 10.0
    • Marks 3.6
    • Hit-Outs 0.2
    • Tackles 1.6
    • Goals 1.0
    • AFL Fantasy 48.8

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 13 West Coast Eagles Rd 1, 2011
Handballs 8 Carlton Rd 17, 2013
Disposals 21 West Coast Eagles Rd 1, 2011
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
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

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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