You are not permitted to download, save or email this image. Visit image gallery to purchase the image.
Tarrant, who clocked up his 200th game for the Black Sticks in the second game of the three-match series against Australia in Rockhampton, played in the series after missing the past few months with a back injury.
Tarrant, who honed his hockey skills at Otago Boys' High School alongside international team-mates Russell, Hugo Inglis and Nick Ross, was stranded on 198 caps for the national side for a few months before making his double century of appearances in the second match of the three-match series in Rockhampton.
He told the Otago Daily Times last month getting to 200 games was not a huge motivator for him.
The Black Sticks drew the second test in the three-match series but lost the first and last games.
Russell played his 150th game for the Black Sticks in the third game of the series as New Zealand lost the test 3-0.
Russell is the drag-flick specialist for the Black Sticks but received few chances in this match as Australia dominated.
By losing the series, the Black Sticks lost their chance to gain direct entry into the Olympics next year.
But they are not out of running and a draw was due to held this morning to decide their opponent for a series later this year.
The winner will win the right to go to Tokyo.
The series will be played in New Zealand and its opponent will be one of four countries: Malaysia, France, Ireland or South Korea.
The series will be played at the end of next month.
The Black Sticks women's team won its series against Australia in Rockhampton on goal difference and has qualified for the Olympics.