Robbie Tarrant is officially a Tiger, with Richmond securing the star defender in exchange for Callum Coleman-Jones and a swap of draft picks today.
As part of the deal, Richmond will receive Tarrant and a future second-round pick from North Melbourne and a third-round selection (currently No. 40 overall) at this year’s draft.
In exchange, Coleman-Jones has departed the Club after four seasons and nine games. North Melbourne will also receive two third-round selections (currently No. 42 and No. 47 overall) and Richmond’s future fourth-round selection.
Tarrant, 32, played 174 matches for the Kangaroos across 14 seasons after being selected in the first round (No. 15 overall) of the 2007 AFL National Draft.
The 196cm key defender won the Syd Barker Medal as North Melbourne’s best and fairest in 2016 and has long been one of the competition's most reliable players.
Richmond General Manager- Football Talent Blair Hartley said that Tarrant would strengthen the Tigers’ defensive group.
“We are very excited to welcome Robbie to our football club,” he said.
“Robbie is a disciplined and diligent defender with a skill set that complements our other backs well.
“Robbie has played at an outstanding level for an extended period of time, and we believe he has plenty more good football left in him.
“We are all looking forward to seeing Robbie in the yellow and black.”
Hartley also wished Coleman-Jones well for his future with the Kangaroos.
“We would like to thank Callum for his four years with us and wish him all the best,” he said.
Richmond now holds seven selections at this year’s NAB AFL Draft including six inside the top 40, and have strengthened their hand for 2022 by acquiring North Melbourne’s second-round selection.
Richmond 2021 NAB AFL Draft Selections: 7, 15, 26, 28, 38, 40 and 83