FORMER Saints full back Ben Barba kicked a bumper bag of 13 goals in two games in a day on his Aussie Rules debut for Eastern Swans in North Queensland.

The former Super League Man of Steel, who left Saints at the end of 2018, was deregistered by the NRL at the start of last year - prompting a code-switch.

This is now his third different ball game in 18 months after earlier having a crack at football with the Mackay Rangers.

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His run-out with the Swans in the Mackay senior Men's Cup competition is understood to be his first game of Aussie Rules since his high school days.