Greene is ex­pect­ing no drama

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - SPORTS -

TOBY Greene is con­fi­dent he won’t have a case to an­swer at the Match Re­view Panel de­spite ap­pear­ing to make con­tact with the face of an­other ri­val player.

A week af­ter Greene es­caped the AFL tri­bunal with a $7500 fine for go­ing at the face of West­ern Bull­dogs star Mar­cus Bon­tem­pelli, Greene was in­volved in an in­ci­dent with Lachie Neale.

Af­ter Neale was tack­led to the ground at the Gabba in last night’s semi-fi­nal, Greene went down and made con­tact be­fore Neale was left hold­ing his face in pain.

“There was prob­a­bly a bit of heat in the game,” Greene told Chan­nel 7. “It is what it is and we’ll see what they say, but I didn’t think there was too much in it.

“There were a few free-kicks off the ball early in the game so the um­pires prob­a­bly set the tone. That’s fi­nals footy; you lose and go home, so you’re not leav­ing any­thing out there.”

Greene ad­mit­ted the Bon­tem­pelli in­ci­dent flashed into his mind when he tan­gled with Li­ons ball mag­net Neale. “I was aware of it,” he said. “Un­for­tu­nately or for­tu­nately, I’ve prob­a­bly been used to deal­ing with th­ese things over the last cou­ple of years. “(Leon Cameron) doesn’t say too much. He’ll give me a clip if I do some­thing stupid.”

Cameron also said he didn’t have any wor­ries over Greene’s availabili­ty.

“Not re­ally. I un­der­stand that there’s al­ways go­ing to be spec­u­la­tion on any game that’s gone that close,” Cameron said.

“I thought the spirit of the game was ab­so­lutely spot on. It’s cut-throat. Both sides left noth­ing in the tank.”

Greene was in­cred­i­ble against the Li­ons, gath­er­ing 30 dis­pos­als, kick­ing two goals and hav­ing 10 score in­volve­ments.

GWS could re­ceive an enor­mous boost be­fore the game, with Stephen Coniglio a strong chance to re­turn from a knee in­jury.

Gi­ants’ Toby Greene (top).

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