Toby Greene and the GWS Giants were furious all week after what they felt was a manifestly unfair judgement from the Match Review Officer, the Tribunal and the appeals board.
He was left up in the Giants’ box, sitting with his injured teammates, hoping his one-week suspension for making contact to the face of Lachie Neale hadn’t cost his side a spot in the Grand Final.
The club felt he was treated unfairly by those who banned him and by those in the wider footy world as well. So you could understand why he was mobbed on the siren.
He spoke post-game and said he would have been a “broken man” if Collingwood had won on Saturday evening.
“It was probably all going to come out tonight. Either we won or lost, and that’d determine how my week was,” he told Channel 7.
“Best week of my life now.”
GWS had never won a match – ever, as a club – without one of Greene or Lachie Whitfield in the side.
Greene is now set to play in his, and the club’s first ever Grand Final.
“It’s incredible, it’s incredible. Lots of friends and family have come along, they’ve jumped on board,” he said.
“It’s been an amazing three weeks, an amazing last couple of years.
“We get to try to have a crack now at Richmond so we’ll see how we go.”