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    2018 - 07.03

    Chris TarrantNORTH Launceston’s opposition State League defenders will again have their hands full dealing with former AFL star Chris Tarrant after the club confirmed yesterday that he will return as part of its premiership defence.
    Nanjing Night Net

    The 34-year-old, former Collingwood and Fremantle utility was an important part of the club’s 2014 premiership success and will be back on a similar deal this season which will see him play five roster matches plus final’s if the Northern Bombers make them.

    The athletic and high-flying Tarrant proved last season that he has plenty to offer the club as an onfield marking, forward target and mentor to younger players and coach Zane Littlejohn was keen to have him back.

    ‘‘It’s five games plus finals the same deal he had last year,’’ Littlejohn said.

    ‘‘He was really happy to come back – I rang him at the end of last year to wish him a Merry Christmas and asked him about his movements next year.

    ‘‘He said his body was feeling really good and was keen to have another crack on the same sort of deal and we went from there.

    ‘‘I am extremely happy about it and I’ve said before we not only get a really good player but the kind of person he is, he has a lot to offer me and the people around our footy club including our players.’’

    Littlejohn said Tarrant had ‘‘bought in’’ to the club’s culture and values last season and was an excellent role model because it was never about him personally but rather what he could bring to the club.

    ‘‘We are rapt to have a person like that and if we have 22 players like that each Saturday we are going to be pretty hard to beat and you are going to be pretty successful,’’ he said.

    ‘‘When Chris plays I’m sure we have one and I’m comfortable we have more than one at our footy club.’’

    Tarrant’s first game for the Northern Bombers is likely to be the club’s first home game of the season against Burnie in round 2 at Aurora Stadium when they will unfurl their 2014 premiership flag.

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