Trbojevic, who took Stewart's position at fullback at the Sea Eagles after his retirement, has been winning admirers since his first-grade debut in 2015.

The talemted 21-year-old represented the Kangaroos last year and has already scored 31 tries in 59 NRL games.

Stewart was known as the 'Prince of Brookvale' because of his try-scoring feats for Manly from 2003 to 2016.

The 33-year-old crossed 163 times in 233 appearances for the Sea Eagles, reaching four grand finals.

Trbojevic is on track for a NSW spot this year in State of Origin and has been compared with past Manly legends like Stewart and Matthew Ridge.

But the Mona Vale Raiders junior doesn't compare himself with the man nicknamed 'Snake'.

"You've named me with some pretty spectacular players over the years," Trbojevic told

"Brett Stewart was one I grew up watching him play – a fabulous player. I can't really answer that question. The fact you've put me in the boat is pretty special. I've definitely done nothing compared to what they have."