Superstar Greene ready for Giants return

Star GWS forward Toby Greene says he is extremely confident in his fitness as he gears up for the Giants' AFL season opener against Essendon after an injury-plagued 2018.

The 25-year-old played just nine games last year after early toe and hamstring injuries, a foot issue that cruelled 12 rounds and ankle surgery in November.

"It's definitely been a different build up to last year," he told reporters on Friday.

"I've done a good eight weeks of training now ... so I'm extremely confident at where I'm at."

Hailed as one of the best medium forwards in the game, Greene also insists he won't be hampered by a new rule nicknamed after him and designed to stop players causing injury with studs in aerial contests.

Greene admits he'll have to adapt, with the so-called "Toby Greene Rule" brought in after he was fined for misconduct almost a year ago because he launched himself to cross kick a ball, leaving Western Bulldog Luke Dahlhaus with a bleeding face.

"I've stopped kicking (coach) Adam Schneider in training," he joked.

"It's something I've done since I was a little kid but now that they've changed the rule I guess I'll have to stop," he said.

But he was chuffed to have a rule named after him. "It's pretty good. I'll be telling the grandkids," he said.

Greene meanwhile thrilled crowds with a so-called Jackie Chan-style goal against the Adelaide Crows in their weekend JLT Community clash.

He played down comparisons to then-North Melbourne star Daniel Wells' famous mid-air goal against Fremantle in 2002, dismissing it as an "instinctual reaction".

"I didn't think it was that good actually; it got overplayed a bit," he said.

Nevertheless, Greene said he felt better than he thought he would after the game, adding that he could have stayed on longer.

Instead he'll focus on getting through the Giants intraclub hit-out on Saturday in which he is expected to play almost a full game before looking to the season opener against Essendon on March 24.

In that encounter, Greene will face off against former teammate Dylan Shiel who makes his Bombers debut after trading at the end of 2018.