Steve Menzies to hang up his boots at season’s end

Catalan back-rower Steve Menzies has confirmed he will retire from the game at the end of the season.

Menzies, 39, has enjoyed an illustrious career, winning 15 caps for Australia and playing 349 games in the NRL, before moving to Super League in 2009.

He said: “It was a hard decision to take. Playing rugby league, that’s what I have ever done.

“I’m still enjoying playing and I feel good mentally and physically but it was the right time to finish. My biggest fear was to play one season too long and I’m happy with my decision.”

Menzies has scored 55 tries in 117 appearances in Super League, first in two seasons with Bradford and then with the Dragons.

He is the most prolific try-scoring forward in the history of the NRL, having crossed for 180 tries during 16 years at Manly.

Catalan CEO Christophe Jouffret said: “Steve is a true Legend of the game. He has achieved almost everything it is possible to and it’s a real honor for our club that the last jersey he will wear is the Catalans Dragons one.”

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