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The Originals: Toby Greene

GIANTS forward Toby Greene sits down with award-winning journalist Emma Quayle for an open and forthright discussion about his career since joining the club with pick 11 of the 2011 AFL Draft.

1:44pm  Apr 4, 2018

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Toby
Greene

Height
182 cm
DOB
25-09-1993
Weight
83 kg
Debut
2012
Games
2018
9
Career
126
Goals
2018
16
Career
139
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
631
Avg
70
TobyGreene

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Ashburton
Debut: 2012
Recruited From: Ashburton/Wesley College/Oakleigh U18
Brownlow Votes: 24
Community Ambassador: Bankstown Bullsharks

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Player Bio

Oakleigh Chargers midfielder Toby Greene made an immediate impact after arriving at the GIANTS at pick 11 in the 2011 NAB AFL Draft, collecting more disposals than any 18-year-old in the history of the game in the club’s inaugural season. He was rewarded with a NAB AFL Rising Star nomination in his debut year. At the club’s first Best and Fairest in 2012, Victorian Greene was the runner up in the Kevin Sheedy Medal and took home the Member’s Choice Award and the Rising Star Award. Greene was one of the first GIANTS to reach 50 games as his career went from strength-to-strength. A move to the forward line in 2016 saw him finish the season with All Australian honours and taking home the Kevin Sheedy Medal as the GIANTS' club champion. Greene was impressive again in 2017, finishing equal leading goalkicker with Jonny Patton and Jeremy Cameron.

Coming off a breakthrough year when he won the best and fairest and was named All-Australian, Greene maintained his standing as one of the best small forwards in the game in 2017, but let himself down with his discipline on the field. Two separate incidents saw him suspended for two games on each occasion. Also missed two games with an ankle problem, so his 45 goals from just 19 games was an even better return than 2016, showing just how important he is to the GIANTS. Greene is aggressive, creative and brilliant to watch, so once he eliminates the silly acts from his game, he’ll be even more highly regarded around the competition.

A change in roles worked wonders last year, with Greene thriving as a high half-forward after spending the early part of his career as a midfielder. He kicked 44 goals and averaged 21.3 possessions in 23 games, was ranked equal second in the AFL for goal assists and third for inside-50s during the regular season. Greene's career-best season saw him named in the All Australian starting 18 and crowned the Kevin Sheedy Medallist as the GIANTS' club champion. It was a remarkable turnaround for the young star who just two years earlier was suspended by the club. Greene and Steve Johnson proved a deadly duo in attack and will again be a major threat to opposition defences this year.

Played every game in 2015, racking up more than 500 disposals, while also kicking 15 goals as a forward/midfielder. The tough Victorian settled more forward than previous seasons thanks to the wealth of midfielders on the GIANTS list and was highly effective. Impressed with his hard work on and off the field and was one of the GIANTS' most consistent players, claiming a top-10 finish in the best and fairest.

Brilliant in his rookie year before finding life tougher in year No. 2, plenty of eyes were on Greene heading into 2014. It started well, featuring in seven of the first eight games and winning plenty of the ball. An off-field incident in the middle of the season led to a club-imposed suspension, but his response was outstanding, playing the last eight matches in blistering fashion. Despite making only 15 appearances, still finished sixth in the best and fairest and indicated his career is right back on track.

Lauded for a stunning rookie season in 2012 when he averaged better than 28 possessions a game and was runner-up in the GIANTS’ best and fairest, Greene found the going tougher in his second year. Used in unfamiliar run-with roles, he found himself in the NEAFL midway through the year, but bounced back well and will be keen to re-establish himself in 2014.

Rated highly for his work rate, endurance and disposal skills, Greene still wasn't being discussed among the absolute elite youngsters entering 2012. That mistake won't be made again. Playing 20 games as an 18-year-old, Greene maintained an exceptionally high level throughout the year. He finished eighth in the AFL with 28.4 touches per game and only a suspension in round eight cost him a possible NAB Rising Star award.

With a high work rate and terrific endurance base, Greene excelled in the midfield with the Oakleigh Chargers and Vic Metro. A hard nut, he will provide grunt to the GWS on-ball unit. Can break tackles and make room for himself, while he also has good vision and disposal skills.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 9
    • Kicks 10.7
    • Handballs 5.1
    • Disposals 15.8
    • Marks 4.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 0.9
    • Goals 1.8
    • AFL Fantasy 70.1

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 23 Sydney Swans W1
Handballs 12 Western Bulldogs Rd 1
Disposals 27 Sydney Swans W1
Marks 10 Western Bulldogs Rd 1
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 4 Fremantle Rd 4
Goals 4 Western Bulldogs Rd 1
AFL Fantasy 125 Sydney Swans W1

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Western Bulldogs W 133 - 51 13 12 25 10 0 1 0 0 4 0 118
2 Collingwood W 79 - 95 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Sydney Swans L 103 - 87 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Fremantle W 82 - 51 14 6 20 5 0 2 4 4 2 3 90
5 St Kilda D 73 - 73 8 7 15 4 0 0 2 0 1 2 52
6 Brisbane Lions W 77 - 43 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Geelong Cats L 93 - 32 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 West Coast Eagles L 61 - 86 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 North Melbourne L 112 - 69 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Essendon L 60 - 95 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Adelaide Crows W 81 - 97 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Gold Coast Suns W 134 - 26 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Brisbane Lions W 82 - 109 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Hawthorn W 95 - 84 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 West Coast Eagles L 86 - 75 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Richmond W 79 - 77 10 5 15 3 0 3 1 0 2 0 61
18 Port Adelaide W 58 - 80 7 5 12 1 0 1 0 2 2 1 56
19 St Kilda W 86 - 61 11 4 15 7 0 2 0 0 2 1 77
20 Carlton W 46 - 151 3 1 4 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 18
21 Adelaide Crows W 106 - 92 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Sydney Swans L 60 - 80 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Melbourne L 102 - 57 - - - - - - - - - - -
W1 Sydney Swans W 30 - 79 23 4 27 9 0 0 0 0 3 3 125
SF Collingwood L 69 - 59 7 2 9 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 34
TOTAL W: 14 - L: 9 - D: 1 96 46 142 42 0 11 8 8 16 10 631

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 126
    • Kicks 12.2
    • Handballs 10.6
    • Disposals 22.8
    • Marks 4.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 3.0
    • Goals 1.1
    • AFL Fantasy 88.7

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 30 Collingwood Rd 22, 2014
Handballs 25 North Melbourne Rd 20, 2014
Disposals 42 Collingwood Rd 22, 2014
Marks 12 North Melbourne Rd 14, 2013
Hit-outs 2 Essendon Rd 13, 2016
Tackles 10 Richmond Rd 19, 2014
Goals 5 Gold Coast Suns Rd 2, 2017
AFL Fantasy 165 Collingwood Rd 22, 2014

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 GWS Giants 96 46 142 42 0 11 8 8 16 10 631
2017 GWS Giants 227 119 346 110 0 34 31 53 45 28 1700
2016 GWS Giants 285 204 489 112 5 25 40 84 44 27 2136
2015 GWS Giants 238 263 501 107 3 22 28 69 15 12 1880
2014 GWS Giants 197 225 422 81 0 28 20 62 7 2 1544
2013 GWS Giants 226 208 434 69 1 19 21 42 4 5 1455
2012 GWS Giants 273 266 539 73 1 34 29 63 8 10 1828

Legend

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Kicks
H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
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AFL Fantasy points

History

Draft History

2011 NAB AFL Draft 1st round selection (GWS GIANTS) No.11 overall

Player Honours

AFL AWARDS

NAB AFL Rising Star nominee 2012

All Australian 2016

All Australian nominee 2017

CLUB AWARDS

Kevin Sheedy Medallist 2016

Kevin Sheedy Medal 2nd Place 
2012

GIANTS Members Choice Award 2012

GIANTS Rising Star Award 2012

GIANTS Mark of the Year 2017

GIANTS Leading Goalkicker 2017 (45 - equal)