Monaghan aiming to end on a high

Warrington hooker Michael Monaghan wants to go out on a high after announcing his retirement from the game at the season’s end over the weekend.

Monaghan, 34, has made 182 appearances for the Wolves since joining from Manly in 2008, and was part of the Challenge Cup winning sides of 2009, 2010 and 2012, lifting the Lance Todd Trophy in 2009.

He said: “It’s been a privilege playing here for seven years; winning Challenge Cups and playing in Grand Finals. It’s all gone better than I could have hoped for or expected. 

“I’ve enjoyed my time here and the atmosphere created by the fans over the years has been great. I’m retiring from playing at the end of the season but I am looking forward to moving on in the game, hopefully into a coaching role whether that’s here or elsewhere. 

“With Joel still at Warrington and me being engaged to an English girl I’m obviously keen to stay over here for a while.

“A massive thank you to everyone who has made my time at the club so enjoyable and I look forward to hopefully ending my time here on a high.”

Monaghan started his career with Canberra, and made a total of 126 appearances in the NRL.

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