'Shut up Nat': Kochie clips co-host over Port Adelaide sledge

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Nat Barr couldn't resist a little dig at Sunrise co-host David Koch about Port Adelaide's shocking end to the season. Pic: Channel 7
Nat Barr couldn't resist a little dig at Sunrise co-host David Koch about Port Adelaide's shocking end to the season. Pic: Channel 7

Sunrise co-host David Koch has fired back at his colleagues after a classic 'stitch-up' during a TV segment on Monday morning.

Koch - who is also the chairman of Port Adelaide - was celebrating Ollie Wines becoming he first player in the club's history to win the Brownlow Medal as the AFL's best and fairest player in 2021.

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In a pulsating count on Sunday night that was one of the most entertaining in Brownlow history, Wines polled 36 votes to finish three clear of Western Bulldogs captain Marcus Bontempelli.

Wines joined the Sunrise crew for a chat on Monday's show, with Koch linking up via video because he was on holidays.

The Port Adelaide ace joked that his mum's head was probably hurting after celebrating the Brownlow Medal win with a few glasses of champagne.

After a brief exchange between Wines and Kochie, the conversation quickly turned to Port's chastening end to the season, where they copped a 71-point hiding against the Western Bulldogs in the preliminary final.

Kochie's fill-in and avid Melbourne Demons fan Matt Doran was quick to remind the Port chairman about it and joked that Wines would be a good addition to a Demons side hoping to win its first premiership since 1964.

“You just better take your chance this weekend because it’s the only chance you’re going to get,” Koch fired back.

“We’re coming for you next year.”

However, it was an innocuous comment from Kochie's regular co-host Natalie Barr that perhaps stung the Power chairman the most as she reflected on how special Wines' historic Brownlow Medal win was for the club.

“Much better way to end the season (with a Brownlow) than the way they did (against the Bulldogs), so good on them,” Barr said.

“I’m just saying how great it is that they’ve ended like this.”

Doran could be heard wincing as Barr brought up the Bulldogs defeat again, with Koch light-heartedly shutting his colleague down.

“Shut up, Nat,” he said. “Shut up.”

Ollie Wines storms home to claim Brownlow Medal

Wines' Brownlow win was indeed small consolation for the Power after their disappointing end to an otherwise excellent season.

"I'm a little bit rattled, to be honest, still," Wines said on stage at Perth's Optus Stadium, the grand final venue.

"There are so many great players that I still look up to at my age ... and a lot of them are obviously playing on Saturday in the biggest game of the year.

"I'm extremely envious of them and I'd love to be in their position.

"I know our boys - it's burning inside them as much as it is in me, and we'll be back next year better than ever."

Seen here, Port Adelaide's Ollie Wines poses with the 2021 Brownlow Medal.
Port Adelaide's Ollie Wines won the 2021 Brownlow Medal as the AFL's best and fairest player. Pic: Getty

Koch couldn't secure an exemption to get into Western Australia for the count, but he was able to beat Wines' parents in calling the star Port midfielder to give an emotional congratulations.

"I'm on 'do not disturb' and somehow Kochie's call still came through," Wines said with a laugh.

"I don't know if he's hacked Apple or something. I'll talk to my parents soon.

"They're back in Victoria, with my siblings in Melbourne as well. Those guys are my heart and soul."

Melbourne onballer Clayton Oliver was third on 31 and Carlton young gun Sam Walsh was fourth on 30 - the first time four players have polled 30 or more in seasons where the umpires awarded one set of 3-2-1 votes.

Wines, 26, polled in 16 games - a Brownlow record and his tally of 36 equals Richmond star Dustin Martin's record total in 2017.

He also polled in 11 of the last 12 games.

with AAP

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