Glenn Stewart (born 11 January 1984) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer for the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles of the National Rugby League (NRL). An Australian international and New South Wales State of Origin representative second-row forward, Stewart has played all of his club football to date with Manly, winning the 2008 and 2011 Premierships with them. He is also the older brother of teammate Brett Stewart.
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Professional playing career:
Stewart played in the 2007 NRL grand final defeat to the Melbourne Storm.
He played in the 2008 NRL Grand Final victory over the Melbourne Storm.
In August 2008, Stewart was named in the preliminary 46-man Kangaroos squad for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup, and in October 2008 he was selected in the final 24-man Australia squad.
Following an outstanding season for the Sea Eagles, Stewart was voted the Dally M Second-Rower of the Year for 2008.
Stewart made his test debut against New Zealand in Australia's opening RLWC 08 game on 26 October playing in the Second-row. He was selected for Australia in the one-off test match against New Zealand on 8 May 2009.
Stewart was to make his State of Origin debut for New South Wales in game 1 of 2009 but was ruled out with suspension. He went on to make his debut in game 2 after being selected on the bench.
Stewart was suspended for three matches for his role in the infamous "Battle of Brookvale" in which he traded blows with Melbourne's Adam Blair after they had both been sin-binned for their roles in an earlier brawl (which started the whole fracas in the first place). The timing of the suspension meant that for Stewart to play again in 2011 for Manly, the Sea Eagles had to make the 2011 NRL Grand Final. This they did with ease and coach Des Hasler immediately returned Stewart to the starting side for the Grand Final to be played against the New Zealand Warriors. Stewart repaid his coach's faith with a best on ground performance in Manly's 24-10 win (and 8th premiership) culminating in his winning the Clive Churchill Medal.
With less than one minute to go before half time, Stewart put in a grubber kick on his own 20m line for Manly winger Michael Robertson who regathered and raced 35m upfield before passing inside to hooker Matt Ballin who was then tackled only 5m from scoring a try. The resulting play saw halfback (and the NRL's Dally M Rookie of the Year) Daly Cherry-Evans score beside the posts to give Manly a 12-2 and ultimately winning lead going into half time. Sixteen minutes into the second-half Stewart then backed up his other winger William Hopoate and received a behind-the-back pass to score his first Grand Final try, joining his younger brother Brett who had scored the opening try of the game.
As of 26 May 2012, the Manly Sea Eagles have never lost a game in which both Glenn and Brett Stewart have scored a try.