Brett Stewart reportedly trained strongly on Wednesday and is likely to line-up for the Sea Eagles against the Rabbitohs on Friday night.
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Manly Sea Eagles star Brett Stewart looks set to face the South Sydney Rabbitohs after reportedly overcoming an ankle injury.
Stewart was a late withdrawal from the Sea Eagles’ loss to North Queensland in Townsville on the weekend, but according to reports the 29-year-old trained strongly alongside teammates on Wednesday in preparation for the clash at Allianz Stadium on Friday.
Manly winger Jorge Taufua said Stewart was a pivotal figure in the Sea Eagles backline and was looking forward to him returning on Friday.
“He is extremely important for us, he is the polish on all our backline moves,” Taufua told AAP.
“It is great to have him back, he is a crucial part of what we do and I know he is really keen to get out there on Friday night.”
In other injury news for Manly, prop Brenton Lawrence declared himself fit to take on the Rabbitohs.
The news comes as a boost for the Sea Eagles, who are without Matt Ballin, Glenn Stewart and Jamie Buhrer for the remainder of the season.