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Brothers in Arms

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by ManlyBacker, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

    +972 /7
    Brothers' tale: from backyard to Brookie

    John Greco Manly Daily

    THEY grew up kicking the footy together in their Wollongong back yard before their talent saw them graduate to the rigours of the NRL and first grade at the Sea Eagles.

    Rugby League has been a part of the lives of the Stewart brothers for as long as they can remember.

    Tonight Brett and Glenn take the next step in their incredible journey when they take to the field in their first finals match together.

    The Sea Eagles can go a long way to capturing their first premiership since 1996 if they can overcome the Rabbitohs at Brookvale Oval tonight.

    It's a scenario that excites hard-working backrower Glenn, especially with younger brother Brett by his side.

    ``Just playing together in first grade is special enough,'' the 23-year-old forward said.

    ``Now to be setting our sights on winning a premiership together is unreal.

    ``I suppose our goal growing up was to play (first grade) together and now the next step is winning together.''

    Brett said tonight's historic first home semi-final for the club would hold extra significance for the Stewart boys with their parents to be among the packed Brookvale Oval crowd.

    ``Actually the whole family is coming up . . . they made sure they were the first to get tickets,'' the try-scoring whiz said.

    ``We're all really looking forward to it.

    ``It's going to be a full house and a really special night for everyone.''

    Brett admitted Manly's loss to the Rabbitohs in round 23 was still ``in the back of their minds'' but insisted his team knew the areas where they needed to improve.

    ``We've got to cut out giving away penalties and our errors,'' Stewart, who is a big chance of being the Kangaroos fullback for the end of season Test, said.

    ``With the errors we've been making it seems that we like defending.

    ``The less defence we do the better for our attack and hopefully you will see that (tonight).

    ``We know what sort of football we can play and it's just a few key areas we've let ourselves down in lately.''
  2. Nutzcraw

    Nutzcraw Active Member

    +4 /0
    They are both freaks.

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