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Toby Greene’s marking technique under scrutiny again

Toby Greene Marking Under Fire

Toby Greene, the captain of the GWS Giants is, under scrutiny by the AFL Tribunal for a marking move now dubbed the “Toby Greene rule.” In a game against the West Coast Eagles, Greene lifted his leg while marking, making contact with Eagle player Tom Coles chest.

This incident has sparked debates about a rule implemented in 2019 to penalise players for using their studs during marking contests or open play.

Greene first made headlines with this technique back in 2017 when he accidentally kicked ex Bulldog Luke Dahlhaus in the face during a marking contest.

Despite being fined $1500, this incident prompted enforcement of the rule.

During the GWS Giants match against the Eagles, commentators on Fox Footy quickly brought up Greene’s incidents.

Matthew Pavlich discussed this incident and acknowledged what is now known as the “Toby Greene rule.”

The incident also gained traction on social media, with users sharing their opinions.

Some criticised Greene’s technique, while others defended it as a move to secure a mark.

During the game, Greene scored 1 goal, 1 behind, and made 16 disposals.

Meanwhile, his teammate Tom Green stood out with a performance, managing 34 disposals and eight clearances.

Despite Greene’s showing, the Giants triumphed over the Eagles with a score of 16.12 (108), to 5.13 (43).

As the 2024 AFL season moves forward, all eyes will be on Greene and his marking skills, possibly leading to an examination by the AFL Tribunal.

GWS Giants are currently favourites priced at $5 with the top AFL betting sites to win the 2024 AFL Premiership.

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