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Manly’s super Stewart siblings Singleton bound

Two of the Manly Sea Eagles favourite sons will pass on their rugby league expertise to Singleton’s talented youngsters this weekend.

Super siblings Brett and Glenn Stewart, who played a total of 418 NRL games for the Northern Beaches outfit, are joining the Greyhounds for a free coaching clinic at Pirtek Park on Saturday 30 January from 9am until 11am.

The unique session, particularly in the current COVID-19 climate, is open to the organisation’s under-14 to under-18 boys and girls.

Afterwards, the Stewarts will join members and major sponsors at the Albion Hotel for lunch.

Singleton Greyhounds president Luke Gardner said it was a big coup for the Hunter Valley Group 21 club.

“We’re excited to have Brett and Glenn on board,” he added.

“Both are Manly legends, as well as NSW State of Origin and Australian Test representatives.

“I’m sure our juniors will learn a lot from them.”

Former Manly Sea Eagles star Brett Stewart will join brother Glenn at a coaching clinic with the Singleton Greyhounds this weekend. Photo: Getty Images

Elusive fullback Brett Stewart took the field for the Sea Eagles on 233 occasions from 2004 to 2016, crossing the white stripe 163 times for a tally of 1231 points.

He also picked up two premierships when Manly thrashed the Melbourne Storm 40-0 in 2008 and knocked over the New Zealand Warriors 24-10 in 2011.

In the latter grand final, he touched down for a four-pointer, too.

Unfortunately, recurring injuries forced Brett to retire in the pre-season of 2017.

But, he finished his career as the sixth highest tryscorer in NRL history and a Sea Eagles great.

Older brother Glenn, a gifted second-rower, made 185 appearances for Manly between 2003 and 2014.

He produced a best on ground performance in the 2011 decider, against the Warriors, winning the prestigious Clive Churchill Medal.

Unfortunately, he was squeezed out of the Sea Eagles due to salary cap restraints.

He then enjoyed stints with the South Sydney Rabbitohs (2015), Catalans Dragons (2016) and Leigh Centurions (2017) before hanging up his boots.

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