SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 16: Toby Greene of the Giants celebrates a goal during the 2017 AFL First Semi Final match between the GWS Giants and the West Coast Eagles at Spotless Stadium on September 16, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Toby Greene's seven-goal bag on the weekend was the most goals kicked in a loss since current Coleman Medal leader Charlie Curnow kicked seven against the Bulldogs in Round 13, 2019.

Greene was simply sublime with 7.2, 21 disposals at 86%, 622m gained, eight inside 50s and 14 score involvements.

He is now averaging exactly three goals a game, including 14.6 disposals, 7.8 score involvements and 5.1 marks for 2022.

Across the last two years, has kicked 69 goals in 26 games at an average of 2.65.
Compared to other forward's in the AFL, Geelong spearhead Tom Hawkins has played 38 games in the last two seasons for 98 goals at an average of 2.58.

Since 2000, only three medium/small forward hybrids have averaged more than 16.38 disposals and 2.65 goals a game than Toby Greene has in his last two seasons.

Those footballers are Stevie Johnson, who averaged 18.64 disposals/2.86 goals in 2010; Brad Johnson, who did it twice in 2006 (19.46/3.08) and 2007 (19.33/2.81) and Nathan Brown, who was averaging (20.20/3.40) in his first ten games of 2005, before cruelly breaking his leg.

Compared to other small to medium forwards over the last two seasons (2021-22), Greene averages more goals a game than some of the best in the business like Melbourne's premiership hero Bayley Fritsch, Lions livewire Charlie Cameron and 2021 All-Australian Tom Papley.

Ave Player Goals Games
2.65 Greene, T 69 26
2.38 Fristch, B 88 37
2.32 Cameron, C 86 37
2.00 Stringer, J 50 25
1.79 Heeney, I 61 34
1.77 Breust, L 55 31
1.74 Weightman, C 47 27
1.73 Papley. T 52 30
1.59 Higgins, J 46 29
1.59 Ryan. L 35 22
1.57 Bailey, Z 58 37

 

Not only does Greene average more goals a game than every medium to small forward in the competition, but he has also averaged 16.38 disposals in the last two seasons, which is fifth behind Tiger Shai Bolton (19), Lion Zac Bailey (17.97), Hawk Dylan Moore (16.67), and Swan Isaac Heeney (16.47).

Greene's stats would look much better if his conversion rates were higher.

With 69 goals and 53 behinds from his last two seasons, Greene has averaged more scores on the board (4.69) than some of the game's leading forwards in Cats duo Tom Hawkins (4.13), Jeremy Cameron (4), and reigning Coleman medallist Harry McKay (4.55).

Greene has also averaged 8.11 score involvements a game which is second to the clubhouse leader in Demons gun Christian Petracca, who has averaged 8.29 score involvements from 2021-22.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 23: Toby Greene of the Giants is tackled by Dylan Grimes of the Tigers during the 2017 AFL Second Preliminary Final match between the Richmond Tigers and the GWS Giants at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on September 23, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Of Greene's seven four-goal bags, he fires up against the top eight sides.

The 28-year-old kicked five and had 17 disposals against the eventual premiers in Melbourne in Round 3, 2021, kicked five the following week against Collingwood on a wet night at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, four goals and 19 disposals against grand finalists in the Western Bulldogs in Round 6, 2021, four goals against Geelong at Kardinia Park in Round 21, and four goals and 15 disposals against Brisbane at the Gabba in Round 11.

With nine games left for season 2022, if Greene continues his form, the Giants forward could finish with another All-Australian blazer.