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Stewart, Matai on verge of NRL retirement

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 10/02/2017 Matt Encarnacion
Matai has suffered neck pain in recent seasons and has been unable to train this pre-season. © Getty Images Matai has suffered neck pain in recent seasons and has been unable to train this pre-season.

Brett Stewart and Steve Matai are on the cusp of retirement, with the club confirming they are seeking medical retirement clearances from the NRL.

Stewart has long battled issues with his knee, while Matai has also suffered neck pain in recent seasons and have been unable to train this pre-season.

"The Sea Eagles are working closely with the NRL, the RLPA, and the players' respective managers George Mimis (Stewart) and Gavin Orr (Matai) to give the players a dignified and respectful exit from their brilliant careers," Manly said on Friday in a statement.

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