AFL Rd 2 - Gold Coast v North Melbourne
GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 27: Jack Ziebell and the Kangaroos leave the field after losing the round 2 AFL match between the Gold Coast Suns and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at Metricon Stadium on March 27, 2021 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

North Melbourne and veteran duo Jack Ziebell and Robbie Tarrant are still yet to agree to terms on new deals.

The duo are reportedly chasing multi-year deals, however the club is unwilling to offer anything more than a one-year deal to the ageing stars.

Sam Edmund is reporting that the management of the two defenders are still chasing two-year deals despite the resistance from the Kangaroos.

Ziebell found a new home in defence and was super for the Kangaroos this year while Robbie Tarrant had his year severely impacted by injuries.

AFL Rd 14 -  Gold Coast v North Melbourne
GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 30: Robbie Tarrant of the Kangaroos looks on during the round 14 AFL match between the Gold Coast Suns and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at Metricon Stadium on August 30, 2020 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Matt Roberts/AFL Photos/via Getty Images)

North Melbourne made 15 list changes last year and are willing to make another heap this year in order to turn the list over as quickly as possible.

Shaun Atley, Atu Bosenavulagi, Tom Campbell, Trent Dumont, Kyron Hayden, Matthew McGuinness, Josh Walker and Lachie Young are all out of contract with the list lodgement date nearing.

Aaron Hall was on that list of uncontracted players until earlier this week when he signed a one-year extension. The deal is just rewards for Hall who became a metres gained beast off half back in 2021.

He averaged 637 metres gained per game this year.

Hall had been hoping for a two-year deal, but like Ziebell and Tarrant, the club was only willing to offer a one-year deal.

Hall said that the backing and belief he has from the coaching staff has allowed him to play his best footy.

“Nobes (coach David Noble) and Blakes (John Blakey), our defensive coach, they just always back you in," he said.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 07: Aaron Hall and Tarryn Thomas of the Kangaroos look dejected after losing the round 21 AFL match between Richmond Tigers and North Melbourne Kangaroos at Melbourne Cricket Ground on August 07, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

"I probably haven’t had that from coaching staff in my whole 10 years of playing.

"Those two especially give me that great confidence to just play the game and use my strengths and my weapons and bring that every week. I suppose it’s just given me a lot of confidence."

Campbell and Atley have been told to wait for any possible offers according to Edmund. The Kangaroos are putting a strict emphasis on youth and developing players of the future.

Dumont has fallen out of favour under David Noble, the midfielder has found himself out of the leadership group and now firmly on the table as an unrestricted free agent.

Quartet Taylor GarnerDom TysonWill Walker and Connor Menadue were all delisted this week by North Melbourne.