Manly five-eighth Kieran Foran has credited fullback Brett Stewart for the Sea Eagles' mid-season resurgence, describing him as the best ball-playing fullback in the game today.
As the likes of Greg Inglis, Billy Slater, Josh Dugan and Roger Tuivasa-Sheck are lauded week after week for their exploits at the back for their respective teams, Foran said that Stewart's ability to create and score tries sets him apart from the rest.
Man of the Match for a performance on the Gold Coast in which he scored a try, laid on two others for winger Jorge Taufua, made two line breaks and a game-high eight tackle busts, Stewart showed again what a class player he is at his best.
He has now scored 10 tries in nine games against the Titans but it was his positional play defensively on Monday night that will receive none of the acclaim but which was equally as important.
"'Snake' is just a brilliant footballer all round," Foran said after the game. "He's someone who is like a second pair of eyes for myself and Daly [Cherry-Evans] out there. He can just see so much at the back and I've said it before and I'll say it again, in my opinion he is the best ball-playing fullback there is in the game.
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