“We love to play together, we really enjoy it at Manly, but you never know what happens in rugby league,” Jake said.
“You never would have thought the Stewart brothers would leave Manly, stuff happens.
“That’s the way the game is. Ideally we’d stay at Manly, that’s what we want to do.
“I haven’t really talked about it, we’ve got all of this year and next year.
“Obviously we’d love to stay at Manly. That’s where we grew up. That’s what we want to do but we haven’t talked about it.”
Ben is only 17 years old but has been elevated to Manly’s under-20s squad after finishing the SG Ball season. Jake said the prospect of the trio playing first-grade together at Manly was an enticing one.
“That would be really cool,” Jake said. “The young brother is a long way off. He’s got a lot to learn.
“Hopefully one day, that would be cool.”
Tom said the trio were keen to play together at Manly if possible.
“That would be awesome,” Tom said.
“If he does it would be an honour for the three of us to play together. He’s going well, playing some good footy, but he’s only young.
“Ideally it would be good but he’s only young and has a lot of work to do before he reaches that stage.
“You don’t want to get stuck in those situations where you are fighting with the club [over contracts]. You want to get it sorted out earlier, but I still feel I’ve got a long time.”
Tom’s comeback ahead of schedule from a hamstring injury has been a remarkable one. He revealed that Anthony Carbone, a massage therapist and colleague of “football whisperer” Joe Wehbe, had helped him throughout the rehabilitation.
“He was on the massage side of things. I did some work with him there,” he said.
“I have to thank a lot of people for what they did to get me right and confident to play footy again.
“I saw a lot of people, the staff at Manly were awesome.”
Adrian Proszenko is the Chief Rugby League Reporter for the Sydney Morning Herald.