Menzies Plans to Go Out on Top Andrew Bryan NRL http://nrl.com/News/Latest/tabid/10244/default.aspx?id=50271 Manly great Steve Menzies has revealed the fear that is driving him to succeed in a season in which he could become the most capped first grade player in Rugby League history. The 34-year-old has established himself among the greats of the game in a decorated career in which he has won a premiership and World Cup, represented NSW and Australia and risen to second place on the all-time list of first grade games played and tries scored. But after 14 seasons, 325 games and 167 tries, Menzies wants to ensure he departs the game at the right time. Ã¢Â€ÂœItÃ¢Â€Â™s a tough situation that every player has to go through,Ã¢Â€Â Menzies said of retirement speculation. Ã¢Â€ÂœYou donÃ¢Â€Â™t want to retire early and wish youÃ¢Â€Â™d played another year when youÃ¢Â€Â™re retired, but you donÃ¢Â€Â™t want to play too long. Ã¢Â€ÂœI guess thatÃ¢Â€Â™s my biggest fear, having people look at me and say, Ã¢Â€Â˜He used to be a great player, what is he still doing out there?Ã¢Â€Â™ Ã¢Â€ÂœThatÃ¢Â€Â™s the main issue that will keep me from playing if I have any doubts.Ã¢Â€Â The gameÃ¢Â€Â™s Centenary season will be a special one for Menzies in many ways. He needs to play another 25 games to break Terry LambÃ¢Â€Â™s record of 349 first grade games Ã¢Â€Â“ a mark he is capable of breaking this season should Manly again make the finals. And while he has indicated he would like to play on in 2009, this year could be the last time NRL fans see Menzies in action. Ã¢Â€ÂœI am only a 10 or 20 per cent chance of playing in 2009,Ã¢Â€Â Menzies said. Ã¢Â€ÂœI really didnÃ¢Â€Â™t want to close the door and say it is was my last year. Ã¢Â€ÂœI just want to enjoy football and if the body is feeling good and if mentally IÃ¢Â€Â™m feeling good and the club wants to keep me IÃ¢Â€Â™ll play again. Ã¢Â€ÂœYouÃ¢Â€Â™re a long time retired so weÃ¢Â€Â™ll see how I go.Ã¢Â€Â After two narrow losses to start the season the Sea Eagles will be desperate to win when they take on the Warriors at Brookvale Oval on Monday night.