Steve Menzies wants an NRL cameo

Steve Menzies NRL 2010Veteran Manly utility Steve Menzies has hinted at another year with Manly in 2010 after the respected player confirmed a desire to return home next season.

Still in the UK with Super League commitments, Menzies said he was “seriously considering going around for one more year”, a comment that means he is basically waiting for an invite from Manly and he would take up the offer.

There is no chance of the man they call Beaver playing anywhere else, but should Manly open the door – it looks like Menzies would walk on in.

And there is no doubting the value a fit Menzies could offer the Manly club, his steady influence and ageless skills would be invaluable.

“The way I’m feeling at the moment, I’m not sure I want this to be my last,” Menzies said in the press.

“A few players here (in England) are on the verge of playing their 500th club game. While I don’t intend to challenge that record, I’m seriously considering going around for one more year.

“The fact is, I’m not that old. I don’t turn 36 until after this Super League season. My biggest fear is playing a season too long. I don’t want people to say ‘he used to be a good player’. But the body is holding up alright and mentally I feel pretty good.”

Barring any injuries, it sure would be a no brainer.

While so valuable on the field, the mentoring aspect Menzies could have on rookie players would also be a handy asset. His leadership on and off the field may have even prevented Manly’s woes earlier in the year when they probably hit the drink too hard before a ball was kicked.

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