Tarrant seeks help to combat Lions’ big guns
FREMANTLE defender Chris Tarrant says the key to stopping Brisbane Lions spearheads Jonathan Brown and Brendan Fevola is the team defence mentality that is fast becoming the side’s trademark.
Mark Harvey’s back six has emerged as one of the best in the AFL this season, with key defenders Tarrant and Luke McPharlin in sparkling form.
However, Tarrant believes relentless pressure up the ground holds the key to Fremantle recording its maiden win at the Gabba when it travels to face the Brisbane Lions on Saturday night.
“[Fevola] has had a lot of shots on goal and so has Jonathan Brown, so we’ve got a couple of big jobs in front of us,” Tarrant said at Fremantle Oval on Monday.
“It’s pretty hard to take these guys one on one. We know that team defence will be the way to stop those two, (so) hopefully we can get a bit of support from the other guys.