Super League: Australian legend Steve Menzies will be back at Manly from 2014

Last Updated: 18/07/13 9:42am

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Super League's oldest-ever player Steve Menzies will return to Manly Sea Eagles as a club ambassador when he hangs up his boots at the end of the season.

Menzies, who scored 180 tries from 349 games for the Sydney club from 1993-2008, will be back at Brookvale Oval next season after announcing his retirement at the end of the season, just two months before his 40th birthday.

"I spent my entire NRL career with the Sea Eagles and I'm excited to be involved with Manly once again."
Steve Menzies

The second row forward will be involved across all aspects of the business, including event and corporate appearances.

"I spent my entire NRL career with the Sea Eagles and I'm excited to be involved with Manly once again," said the Australian legend.

"It will be great to be back on the northern beaches, sharing my love for the club that gave me my start."

Illustrious

Menzies played in five Grand Finals for the Sea Eagles, including their 1996 victory over the Dragons, claiming a second Premiership in 2008 to bring a fairytale end to his NRL career.

General manager David Perry said: "Steve wasn't just a great player and loyal clubman but an extremely popular character for the Sea Eagles on and off the field.

"He has a great passion for the Sea Eagles and the area in which he grew up and will be a great influence on our business and community.

"We can't wait to have him involved and we're sure our players and supporters will be excited to see one of Manly's favourite sons in Maroon and White once again."

Menzies, who represented the Blues in 20 State of Origin clashes and won 19 Test caps for Australia, had two seasons with Bradford before joining Catalan Dragons two-and-a-half years ago.

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