Greene is expecting no drama
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).