Welcome!

By registering with us, you'll be able to discuss, share and private message with other members of our community.

SignUp Now!

Brett Stewart called in for SOO2

DUFFMAN

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 29, 2005
Messages
1,472
Manly fullback Brett Stewart will be rushed into the NSW State of Origin squad this morning with Anthony Minichiello in doubt for tomorrow night's Origin II with a back injury.

Minichiello complained of back soreness late last night and will be assessed by Blues' medical staff again today.

Stewart will join the camp for training at 11am today and would make his Origin debut if called in for the Blues' must-win clash at Telstra Stadium.

The 22-year-old has scored eight tries in the Sea Eagles' impressive start to the 2007 NRL season.

Minichiello spent most of the 2006 season sidelined with a back injury and was in minor doubt in the lead-up to Queensland's 25-18 game one win in Brisbane with a similar complaint.

AAP
 

DSM5

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 27, 2005
Messages
9,989
I HATE it as we struggle with absent stars. It used to be that the QLD team was mainly made up of Manly players. That was one of the reasons, apart from lousy coaching, that stopped us having at least ten premierships.
 

Jatz Crackers

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Nov 5, 2005
Messages
9,326
Cant deny the work Brett has put in to improve his game over the last 2 years. he deserves it. He bettr not get injured.
 

Nutzcraw

Active Member
Joined
Oct 5, 2005
Messages
4,826
Oh wow... this is some news to wake up to.

I'd love to see Stewy out there.
 

Duff

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 5, 2005
Messages
3,345
I hate watching Manly players in blue jerseys.
The Broncos always have lots of QLD players, given that they're from QLD & all.
 

Kiwi Eagle

Moderator
Staff member
2018 Tipping Competitor
Joined
Nov 12, 2004
Messages
16,273
Good luck to him, hope he goes well if he takes the park.

I personally would have gone for Patten, and thought the selectors might too.

I have visions of what Puletua did to Stewart happening about 10 times tomorrow night and it worries me
 

fLIP

UFO Hunter
Joined
Jul 15, 2004
Messages
7,467
Great news.

Hopefully minis too sore and stewy comes in to score a hat trick on debut.
 

Nutzcraw

Active Member
Joined
Oct 5, 2005
Messages
4,826
Good luck to him, hope he goes well if he takes the park.

I personally would have gone for Patten, and thought the selectors might too.

I have visions of what Puletua did to Stewart happening about 10 times tomorrow night and it worries me
I said after the roosters game in round 2 or 3... that Stewarts last ditched defence was embarrassing that day.

Against the Storm 3 weeks ago he chopped down Ryan Hoffman in a beautiful tackle when he was the last line of defence... then a week later he just throws a hand out at Puletua to try and stop him. That piece of footage makes me squirm. Hopefully, if he gets the call up he is willing to put his body on the line!!

If he does get called in I really hope he has a blinder, he is one of my favourite players and could have a rep future. In saying that, at times he makes you think rep footy is beyond him.
 

fLIP

UFO Hunter
Joined
Jul 15, 2004
Messages
7,467
Theres an article on Foxsports that's just been put up.

Its been dated the 13th and says mini 'will' annouce he's not playing.

Looks good for stewy.
 

Kiwi Eagle

Moderator
Staff member
2018 Tipping Competitor
Joined
Nov 12, 2004
Messages
16,273
[quote author=Kiwi Eagle]
Good luck to him, hope he goes well if he takes the park.

I personally would have gone for Patten, and thought the selectors might too.

I have visions of what Puletua did to Stewart happening about 10 times tomorrow night and it worries me
I said after the roosters game in round 2 or 3... that Stewarts last ditched defence was embarrassing that day.

Against the Storm 3 weeks ago he chopped down Ryan Hoffman in a beautiful tackle when he was the last line of defence... then a week later he just throws a hand out at Puletua to try and stop him. That piece of footage makes me squirm. Hopefully, if he gets the call up he is willing to put his body on the line!!

If he does get called in I really hope he has a blinder, he is one of my favourite players and could have a rep future. In saying that, at times he makes you think rep footy is beyond him.
[/quote]

I was thinking more of when he was bringing the ball back and Puletua monstered him.

Can;t wait to see him play tonight though
 

Staff online

Latest posts

2020 Ladder

Team P W D L PD Pts
1 Panthers 19 17 1 1 257 35
2 Storm 19 16 0 3 266 32
3 Roosters 20 14 0 6 230 28
4 Eels 19 14 0 5 100 28
5 Raiders 19 13 0 6 118 26
6 Rabbitohs 20 12 0 8 169 24
7 Knights 20 11 1 8 47 23
8 Sharks 19 10 0 9 10 20
9 Titans 20 9 0 11 -117 18
10 Tigers 19 7 0 12 -61 14
11 Sea Eagles 19 7 0 12 -122 14
12 Warriors 19 7 0 12 -127 14
13 Dragons 19 6 0 13 -82 12
14 Cowboys 20 5 0 15 -152 10
15 Bulldogs 19 3 0 16 -180 6
16 Broncos 20 3 0 17 -356 6
Top Bottom