AFL grand final 2019: 'I'll be playing how I usually play': GWS Giants star Toby Greene won't hold back against Richmond Tigers


A relieved Toby Greene has promised to maintain his aggression in Saturday's AFL grand final but says he won't be going near anyone's face.

Suspended from last weekend's nail-biting preliminary final win over Collingwood, the GWS star says he's fresh and anxious to face Richmond - with one caveat.

"I probably won't be going near anyone's face but I'll be playing how I usually play," Greene said as the Giants began preparations for their first grand final appearance.

Greene's finals campaign has been tumultuous.

He was fined $7500 for serious misconduct after an ugly incident with Western Bulldog Marcus Bontempelli in the first week of the finals.

Another face-grabbing moment on Lachie Neale in the Giants' semi-final win over the Lions led to his one-game ban.

Toby Greene has plenty to smile about now that he can play in an AFL grand final.

Toby Greene has plenty to smile about now that he can play in an AFL grand final.Credit:Getty Images

The hardest thing for Greene was being unable to play last weekend's match, with the media spotlight and being cast as an AFL villian not bothering the 25-year- old.

"I'd rather not be doing this but it's all part of it," Greene told a packed media conference on Monday at Giants HQ.

"There's been a few stories along the last couple of weeks but it's all played out well and we're in a grand final so I'm happy.

"It's just part of it, playing AFL footy. I guess I always compare it to EPL players and I love my soccer, the scrutiny they face is 10 times this, so I always refer back to that."

Greene's fellow foundation Giant Jeremy Cameron said Stephen Coniglio had trained with the team on Monday and remained a chance of lining up against the Tigers.

"He [Coniglio] is out there running around this morning," Cameron said.

"He's putting his hand up and there's quite a number of guys who are right on that cusp and I'm sure them calls will come later in the week."