AFL moves Greene's umpire contact tribunal date

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Giants prima Toby Greene volition find retired his destiny pursuing his clash with tract umpire Matt Stevic connected Tuesday greeting aft the AFL moved the tribunal date.

According to aggregate reports, the league was keen connected having the tribunal proceeding connected Monday night, portion the Giants wanted the lawsuit heard earlier the team's travel to Western Australia connected Tuesday day up of this weekend's semi-final against Geelong. The Tuesday greeting timeslot is simply a compromise betwixt the two.

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Greene's tribunal proceeding volition present commencement astatine 9am AEST connected Tuesday, with the Giants sweating connected the availability of their talisman for the crunch last against the Cats.

AFL Match Review Officer Michael Christian referred the Giants prima straight to the tribunal for his clash with Stevic during Saturday's elimination last against Sydney, charging the 27-year-old with intentional umpire contact.

Greene's clash with Stevic has divided opinions each weekend, peculiarly fixed the All-Australian forward's value to his team.

Greene was pivotal successful the Giants' one-point elimination last triumph implicit the Swans, kicking 3 goals (Getty)

While immoderate of his chap players, specified arsenic Collingwood skipper Scott Pendlebury and erstwhile Giants teammate Taylor Adams, person travel to his defence, others person pointed the digit squarely astatine Greene himself.

After the Giants had a dilatory commencement to the season, Greene stepped into the captaincy relation successful sensational manner successful the lack of skipper Stephen Coniglio. He kicked 42 goals during the location and distant season, earlier nailing 3 much majors successful the Giants' one-point elimination last triumph connected Saturday afternoon.

However, the incidental with Stevic continues what has go a lengthy rap expanse for Greene.

Greene has been charged connected 22 abstracted occasions successful his ten-year career, missing a full of 8 matches done suspension and accumulating a expansive full of $29,350 worthy of fines owed to his indiscretions.

If Greene is suspended for this weekend's semi-final, it volition not beryllium the archetypal large last helium has misses owed to a ban, aft missing side's victorious preliminary last against Collingwood successful 2019.

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