GIANTS coach Leon Cameron believes youngster Tanner Bruhn may be in the mould of star forward Toby Greene, after the two men provided the goalkicking power in the GIANTS' 28-point AAMI Community Series win over local rivals Sydney.
The GIANTS kicked the first four goals of Sunday's game at GIANTS Stadium and surged to a 37-point lead in the second quarter, with midfielder Jacob Hopper snaffling eight first-half clearances.
The Swans lifted their intensity in the third quarter, dominating clearances and kicked five goals to one to twice get within a point.
With the game on the line in the last, Greene (3.1, 21 touches, four marks and four score assists) kicked truly from 50 metres and followed up with a typically opportunistic effort from much closer.
Goals to Harry Himmelberg, Tom Green and Bruhn, swelled the GIANTS' advantage to 23 points and they won the quarter 5.1 to 0.5 to score a 18.6 (114) to 12.14 (86) victory.
Bruhn, the GIANTS' first pick in the 2020 draft, kicked 4.1 to enhance his chances of a first-round AFL debut.
"He (Bruhn) is really creative," Cameron said.
"He's probably in that mould, of, I don't want to put too much pressure on him, but Toby Greene started out his career (as) just a ball hunter. They (both) want to get their hands on the footy.
"Tanner has played a lot of inside mid but also forward in his junior days."
Cameron said off-season forward recruit Jesse Hogan was unlikely to make his debut for the GIANTS in round one as he battled to recover from quadriceps tightness.
Hopper and Tim Taranto were strong performers in the GIANTS engine room and the GIANTS moved the ball more fluently than they did for much of last season.
"Clearly we've worked on probably coming through the corridor a little bit more from our back end," Cameron said.
"At times it worked, at times we turned it over, but we've got to be brave."
Bruhn apart, Cameron was excited by the efforts of several youngsters, with ruckman Kieren Briggs adding to the competition for that position.