28 May 2009

Stewart's Origin dream shattered

6:31 am on 28 May 2009

Glenn Stewart's Origin dream is over after the National Rugby League judiciary found him guilty of a dangerous throw robbing the Manly backrower of a debut New South Wales jersey.

Stewart will be forced to watch next Wednesday's Origin series-opener in Melbourne from Sydney with Blues' 18th man Luke Lewis to take his place on the bench as NSW try to deny Queensland a record fourth straight series win.

The Test representative had been one of eight new faces in the Blues side.

But Stewart and his lawyer Geoff Bellew couldn't convince the three-man judiciary panel that Sea Eagles teammate Shane Rodney was to blame for the tackle which sent Gold Coast five-eighth Mat Rogers plummeting to the ground head first.