It was a performance that has Manly Sea Eagles fans licking their lips and eager for what is to come and a performance that has seen Manly coach Geoff Toovey laud fullback Brett Stewart as one of the best to have played the game.
Stewart, who has moved into second on the list of the all-time try-scorers behind club legend Steve Menzies, was lumped into the same category by Toovey.
“He’ll go down in the history books as being one of the greats,” Toovey said.
“It’s always good to have someone of his ability at fullback. All the top sides have got some exceptional players back there and for Manly `Snake’ is one of those exceptional players.
“He can turn a game or save for us.”
With a man-of-the-match performance by Stewart, skipper Jamie Lyon praised the efforts of his fullback and outlined just how important he is to the side.
“He’s a massive part of the Cialis team,” said skipper Jamie Lyon.
“He brings a lot of confidence and enthusiasm to the side.”
With Manly needing a win, they are now three points clear of the fifth-placed Newcastle after the Sharks lost earlier in the week.
“We’ve had a few wins, which has been good. We’ve just got to keep doing it to build a bit of momentum,” Lyon said.
“It’s always the best time of the year to play the finals and it’s not far away now.”
It was not the best day at the office for the Titans, as some inconsistency and lax defence cost them, as the Manly back-line were on fire.
With the Titans currently in 10th place and two points adrift of the Canberra Raiders, the Gold Coast-based side will want to record some wins and fast, if they are to mount a challenge for the last few spots.
3. Brett Stewart
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