SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 06: Brett Stewart (L) and Steve Matai (R) hold the NRL Premiership trophy in front of fans during the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles NRL Grand Final celebrations at the Manly beachront on October 6, 2011 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

The Manly Sea Eagles will farewell current club greats Brett Stewart and Steve Matai in the club’s final home game of the season against the Penrith Panthers at Lottoland on Saturday, September 2.

In a special tribute for fans, dual premiership team mate Matt Ballin will also be recognised at the farewell.

The dual premiership players will have the opportunity to do a lap of honour in front of their home crowd for the final time after career ending injuries prevented them both from playing in 2017.

Stewart is looking forward to appearing one last time at a ground where he was dubbed "The Prince of Brookvale."

Matai has moved away from the northern beaches to settle on the far north coast. If he is unable to attend, the club will afford him a video tribute at the ground for fans.

Stewart is considered - along with Graham Eadie - Manly's greatest fullback while Matai will be remembered as one of the toughest, most courageous and wholehearted players to wear the maroon and white.

The Sea Eagles have worked closely with the ex-players group, the Golden Eagles Association, for some time to lock in the details of the farewell.

Sea Eagles chairman Scott Penn paid tribute to Stewart and Matai - both loyal one club players.

"Their records speak for their contribution to our great club. They are considered amongst the best in their respective positions in the history of the club. They were a major part of one of our most dominant eras and earn their spots in our list of great players,’’ Penn said.

"We wish them well in their retirements.”

In a special gesture for fans, long time Stewart and Matai dual premiership team mate Matt Ballin will also be afforded a tribute at the farewell.

Ballin left the Sea Eagles two years ago to become a Wests Tigers player and recently retired from the game.

His departure prevented a farewell until now but Ballin remains an icon of the club and is one of the most popular players to represent Manly.

He has humbly accepted the club's invitation to be part of the Stewart/Matai farewell.

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