GREENE by name, green in experience, but Toby Greene continues to turn the faces of his opponents red each week.
The GWS Giants recruit is just one of the talent-loaded youngsters carving a name for himself in the AFL this season.
Picked at No.11 in last year's draft, the statistics a quarter of the way through the season suggest he deserved to be snapped up earlier.
After five games, his rankings compared with other rookies looked like this; second in total handballs, first among handballs a game, second among total kicks, first in total disposals, first in kicks a game and first in disposals a game.
He was also ranked 10th in the AFL for handballs a game, only bettered by such superstars of the game as Gary Ablett jnr, Scott Selwood and Chris Judd.
His game against Carlton in round five was arguably his most impressive performance yet notching up 28 disposals, 16 kicks and nine marks.
"That game [against Carlton] was probably my best game because I used the ball really well," he said.
"I'm just trying to do all the little things right each week.
"The intensity is a lot tougher [in the AFL competition] and you don't have as much time on the ball.
"There is more structure and focus on where to stand."
A six-pointer is the only thing that has eluded the teenager so far this year.
Playing at such a consistent level in his debut season is even more remarkable considering he is only 18 and living in a foreign state for the first time.
"I was obviously stoked to be drafted and it is an awesome experience being able to play with all the different players," he said. "Living out of home was a bit weird at the start, but you have to grow up quickly. It is a lot different [in NSW] because it is more rugby dominated which is good because there is not as much focus on you." Coach Kevin Sheedy confirmed the status of Greene as one of the AFL's brightest stars.
"Toby has done extremely well, he is coming along and getting fitter with every match and by every match he plays," Sheedy said.
"Sooner or later he will have a rest like all the other players but he has been a definite acquisition by the club and he is just going to keep growing."
Greene says he no plans to leave Sydney when his contract expires.