3 Oct 2011

Stewarts in line for Australian call-up

5:54 pm on 3 October 2011

Clive Churchill medallist Glenn Stewart is expected to lead Manly's domination of the Australian Rugby League squad for the Four Nations tournament following their NRL Premiership triumph.

The Sea Eagles confirmed their status as the best side of 2011 with a 24-10 grand final win over the Warriors on Sunday night, their performance set to be rewarded when the Kangaroos are named on Monday.

Stewart appears a certainty to return to the green and gold after an inspiring performance against the Warriors.

He could be joined by fullback brother Brett, centre/wing Will Hopoate, rookie halfback Daly Cherry Evans, second rower Anthony Watmough and barnstorming backrower Tony Williams in the Australia side, which has been heavily hit by injury to what would have been key players.

Williams looks set to benefit from the long list of absentees, his powerful runs having been a feature of Manly's charge to the title.

The Warriors are sure to get a warm reception when they return home to Auckland today, with many of those players also sweating on Test selection in the New Zealand side.