Menzies to play on

Steve Menzies could become Super League‘s oldest ever player after signing a new one-year deal at Catalan.

Menzies, 37, moved to France at the end of last season after a spell with Bradford, and will be on course to break the record set by Brad Davis, who was 38 years and six months old at his last appearance for Castleford, next June.

The Australian forward said: “I am really exited to be staying at the Catalans Dragons. I am really happy here. It has been a great season so far so to play for another year will be even better. I feel always young mentally so the big thing was physically and I know I can still compete next year at this level.”

Menzies played 349 games in the NRL before moving to Super League in 2009, and is the highest try-scoring forward in rugby league with a total of 180 tries.

Head Coach Trent Robinson said: “We are honored and humbled to resign Steve Menzies for another season. Steve is a player with qualities that are hard to find in the modern day professional player. He is a player with instinct and grace that has adapted to many changes in our game but continues to develop and dominate in the modern era.

“Most importantly for the players at the Dragons, he is a player who you want to stand next to in the defensive line and support in attack. His influence on the club, supporters, coaching staff and players has seen the Dragons benefit and progress during 2011. At the age of 38 in 2012, Steve defies logic and will set new boundaries for what is possible for an elite athlete in rugby league.”

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