For ages have seen Snake as our most influential player & even with all the Slater hype would not swap Stewart for ANY fullback in the game. He is clearly the best option for NSW but if they pick the consistent Minichello & Snake is rested from SOO for the Seaeagles, I'm probably happier anyways. Slater is no doubt freakish with his explosive pace off the mark but I find Stewart the best defensive fullback & also better at setting up his outside players. Probably similar defending kicks but noticed something last Friday night missing over 2010 & 2011. The Snakes blinding pace was ALMOST back. Yes he scored off his support at 80% like in the gf, but against the Dogs imo found another gear. With a healthy Stewart at the back, even with a dodgy knee, we are always a sight.