MANLY rugby league star Brett Stewart has been ordered to stand trial on counts of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl. In Sydney's Downing Centre Local Court on Monday, Deputy Chief Magistrate Paul Cloran ordered the 24-year-old fullback to face a NSW District Court trial, which will be mentioned in that court on April 9. The magistrate concluded there was a reasonable prospect a properly instructed jury could convict Stewart of an indictable offence. The footballer, who appeared at the court on crutches, is charged with having sexual intercourse, involving digital penetration, with the girl without her consent on the evening of March 6, 2009 at North Manly. He also is charged with assault with an act of indecency, namely that he "forced his tongue into her mouth". Stewart, who told the magistrate he would reserve his defence, had his bail continued.