Steve Menzies told Boots 'n' All about his rugby league retirement

Last Updated: 13/09/13 11:43am

Retirement is not going to be easy for Australian Steve Menzies.

The Catalans star will bring his 21-year career - which has included spells at the Manly Sea Eagles and Bradford - to a close at the end of this term's Super League play-offs, in which the Dragons face Hull first up.

Menzies, 39, told Boots 'n' All that he is unsure what he will turn his hands to next, but says he is determined to bow out in style and leave rugby league fans with some eye-catching memories.

"You will move on and have different passions, but the mateship will be what I am going to miss the most."

Steve Menzies

"When you've done this pretty much since leaving school and it's the only job you've ever really done, to fill the void is going to be very difficult," said Menzies, who notched 180 tries during his stint in Australian grade rugby.

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"It is going to be harder than what I think but I think it will all sink in, whether it's 10 or two minutes to go [in my final game] and I'll be running around trying to finish with something good."

And New-South Wales-born Menzies, who joined the Perpignan-based Catalans in 2011 following the end of his two-year stretch with Bradford, believes he could struggle to cope without the dressing-room banter and friendship.

"Talking to guys that have retired the camaraderie you have playing in team sport is the hardest thing to replicate," added Menzies, whose side finished seventh in this year's Super League table.

"You will move on and have different passions and hobbies, but the mateship in a fierce sport when you have to rely on each other will be what I am going to miss the most."

To hear more from Menzies, hit the video at the top of the screen, and make sure you catch EVERY Super League play-off clash on Sky Sports.