The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - INSIDER -

BARRY Hall promised ex­cite­ment in a one-off out­ing for his re­gional Vic­to­rian footy club The Basin, and the crowd got more than they ex­pected — or per­haps wanted.

The 40-year-old AFL le­gend and re­al­ity TV star booted the first goal of the day and fin­ished with four but his side went down by 46 points to Heath­mont.

The high­light came af­ter the final siren, when a lo­cal res­ur­rected the al­most-dead prac­tice of streak­ing, mak­ing a bee­line for Hall wear­ing only his socks.

In the shad­ows of the Dan­de­nong Ranges at Bat­ter­ham Re­serve in Boro­nia, it would have been a chilly ex­pe­ri­ence — and Hall laughed it off.

In­terim Basin cap­tain Luke Wat­son said: “We’ve got the old fos­sil com­ing down at the age of 40 but he’s still in pretty good shape ... It’s an ab­so­lute hon­our when you think about it ... you’re play­ing with a pre­mier­ship cap­tain.”

AFL vet­eran and re­al­ity TV con­tes­tant Barry Hall laughs off the streaker who in­ter­rupted his star ap­pear­ance. Pic­ture: Alex Cop­pel

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