TOBY Greene is ready to embrace his status as this week's Grand Final villain.
The Greater Western Sydney star is ready for anything Richmond's players and supporters will throw at him on Saturday afternoon - he realises he has no choice.
It comes with being one of the competition's biggest stars, and most divisive players.
Greene will be a massive inclusion in the Giants' team for the club's maiden decider, after serving his controversial one-week suspension for making unnecessary contact with the eye region of Brisbane midfielder Lachie Neale and missing last week's thrilling preliminary final win over Collingwood.
The 25-year-old has promised to keep playing the brand of footy that makes him a much-loved member of Leon Cameron's side, but he admitted on Monday that he will adjust one part of his game against the Tigers.
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"I probably won't be doing anything near anyone's face, but I'll be playing the way I usually play," he said.
You can bet Tigers fans will waste no time in giving Greene an unsavoury welcome to the MCG, probably before a ball is even bounced.
"It is what it is, I'm used to it now, it's been going on for a couple of years," he said.
"I'm sure it'll be like that again on the weekend, it's just something I've got to take control of."
Richmond players might also give Greene plenty of attention on and off the ball in an attempt to unsettle the GWS gun, but he doesn't have any worries about being a Tiger target.
"Not particularly, but if it happens it happens," he said.
The 2016 club champion and All Australian forward's niggling tactics won't be the only issue for Richmond, he's one of the game's most influential players and has always been earmarked as a player who would shine on the last day of the season.
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However, while Greene is vitally important to the Giants' chances of upsetting the Tigers, he's not focused on being his team's premiership hero.
"It's simple, you've just got to play your role," he said.
"I've never played in one (a Grand Final) so I'm looking forward to running out with 21 of my best mates.
"It's an amazing opportunity and something I've been wanting to do since I can remember."
Greene has been a part of the Giants since the club was formed and had to go through years of humiliating defeats on the field, and some tough experiences off it.
Now that the club is so close to achieving the ultimate success, he's reflective of just how much has gone into the GWS story.
"We've come a long way, it's been an amazing journey," he said.
"I remember doing a session at the sand dunes at Cronulla in our first year and I almost retired, so to play in a Grand Final with the guys I've grown up with is an amazing experience."