Steve Menzies to Go Another Year?
Catalan Dragons veteran forward Steve Menzies has dropped the hint that he intends to continue to play for the Catalan Dragons beyond the 2012 season. Despite being Super League's oldest player by some distance, and the eldest player to play in Super League to date, should he play this weekend, this hasn't deterred him in the pursuit of a new contract.
Menzies said: "I am still loving training and the playing and my body feels really good. If I am happy with the level I am playing at, and I can keep competing at that level, then I probably will. My biggest fear is playing too long and people looking at me saying: 'Look at him, he used to be good. Look at him now, what's he doing? But, if I can still compete, I'll be happy." Steve Menzies claims to feel up to full fitness still, even after a career spanning 19 years and counting and playing for four different club sides. When informed of the impending record for Super League's 'oldest man' he replied, "It's obviously a very nice record to have, even though it's one for being very old! It is something that I am proud of, and I am proud that I can still compete at this level."
Menzies has belittled the age issue since his move to the Catalan Dragons, hitting fine form and at one stage last year, some pundits were mooting the possibility of him being the Man of Steel. He also has great pace by comparison to his younger Super League counterparts, as shown last year, when he score a 90 metre try despite being pursued by Hull FC and England winger Tom Briscoe.
Throughout his career, Menzies has also represented New South Wales, Australia and the Exiles in his culmative 450 appearances. He seems likely to add to this until the end of this season, and if his desire for a new contract is met, then Menzies may continue to be a regular presence in Super League for a while yet.
Source: Sky Sports
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