Steve Menzies

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Tuesday, 4th December, 1973
Current Age
40 years and 288 days
Place Of Birth
Manly, New South Wales, Australia

Awards & Accolades

1994
Dally M Rookie Of The Year
1994
Dally M Second Rower Of The Year
1995
Dally M Second Rower Of The Year
1998
Dally M Second Rower Of The Year
2002
Dally M Lock Of The Year
2006
Brad Fittler Medal

Biography

Manly junior, the grandson of pioneer clubman ‘Mackie’ Campbell, had a dream 1994 season which culminated in Kangaroo selection. Menzies, an Australian Schoolboy rep (1992) started his career as a centre in the Manly juniors before cementing a first grade position in the second row. He scored 16 tries in the 1994 season - a tremendous effort for a 20-year-old forward - and his pace out wide and ability to back up secured him a place on the Kangaroos Tour. Wearing his trademark headgear, ‘Beaver’ Menzies showed great maturity in the minor tour matches in England where he scored 9 tries in 11 appearances. In 1995 he was the season’s leading try-scorer with 22 tries – the first time a forward topped the try-scoring list since ‘Chicka’ Cahill in 1945. Menzies made his NSW and Test debut during the troubled 1995 season and was regularly one of the first forwards chosen in representative fixtures. Following Manly’s grand final loss in 1995 Menzies was an important member of Australia’s victorious World Cup team. The following year Menzies was a try-scorer in Manly’s 20-8 win over St George in the grand final. Despite a personally satisfying match in the 1997 ARL decider, Menzies’ efforts could not stave off defeat by a committed Newcastle outfit. A tireless defender, a fact often over-looked because of his try-scoring prowess, Menzies formed an uncanny understanding with veteran pivot Cliff Lyons at Manly. While the eventual winding down of Lyons’ career and injuries to Nik Kosef resulted in the slowing of Menzies’ try-scoring rate, he topped the century mark of tries in 1999. Turning out for the merged N’Eagles club, he knocked back a huge offer from the Roosters at the end of 2000 to remain with the embattled club. 2001 was a mixed bag – dropped to First Division in April, he a later returned to the State of Origin arena (albeit on the bench) but his Test career was effectively over. When the N’Eagles folded at the end of 2002 Menzies was the logical choice as Manly captain once the NRL franchise reverted to the Sea Eagles Club. Despite playing in the centres at different stages of the 2004 season he became the greatest try-scoring forward in the history of the game when he surpassed the great Frank Burge’s career record (146 tries). Representing NSW and Australia 12 years after his debut with the Kangaroos Menzies announced his retirement from rep football in 2006.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

All statistics shown in this section are based only on data available in the RLP database, and are not necessarily a complete and/or 100% accurate representation of a player's career. This information should be used as a guide only. If you see a question mark (?), it denotes that the figure is not available.

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International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1995, 1998, 2002, 2006 13 9 -   - 36 11 2 0 84.62% Match list
Overall 1995-2006 13 9 0   0 36 11 2 0 84.62% Match list

International Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1995-1997 2 3 -   - 12 2 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1996-1997 2 3 0   0 12 2 0 0 100.00% Match list

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1995 4 6 -   - 24 3 1 0 75.00% Match list
Overall 1995 4 6 0   0 24 3 1 0 75.00% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
New South Wales 1995-98, 2001-02, 2005-06 20 4 -   - 16 9 10 1 45.00% Match list
NSW City 1995-97, 2001-05 8 2 -   - 8 4 4 0 50.00% Match list
Overall 1995-2006 28 6 0   0 24 13 14 1 46.43% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Manly Warringah NSWRL 1993 6 - -   - - 6 0 0 100.00% Match list
Manly Warringah NSWRL 1994 23 16 -   - 64 16 6 1 69.57% Match list
Manly Warringah ARL 1995 25 22 -   - 88 22 3 0 88.00% Match list
Manly Warringah ARL 1996 24 20 -   - 80 20 4 0 83.33% Match list
Manly Warringah ARL 1997 25 13 -   - 52 17 6 2 68.00% Match list
Manly Warringah NRL 1998 25 20 -   - 80 13 12 0 52.00% Match list
Manly Warringah NRL 1999 22 13 -   - 52 9 12 1 40.91% Match list
Northern Eagles NRL 2000 24 6 -   - 24 9 15 0 37.50% Match list
Northern Eagles NRL 2001 23 12 -   - 48 9 14 0 39.13% Match list
Northern Eagles NRL 2002 22 11 -   - 44 9 13 0 40.91% Match list
Manly Warringah NRL 2003 24 7 -   - 28 7 17 0 29.17% Match list
Manly Warringah NRL 2004 23 8 -   - 32 9 14 0 39.13% Match list
Manly Warringah NRL 2005 23 7 -   - 28 12 11 0 52.17% Match list
Manly Warringah NRL 2006 19 4 -   - 16 9 10 0 47.37% Match list
Manly Warringah NRL 2007 15 8 1 / 1 100.00% - 34 10 5 0 66.67% Match list
Manly Warringah NRL 2008 26 13 0 / 1 0.00% - 52 19 7 0 73.08% Match list
Overall 1993-2008 ? 180 1 / 2 50.00% 0 722 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Manly Warringah 1993-99, 2003-08 280 151 1 / 2 50.00% - 606 169 107 4 60.36% Match list
Northern Eagles 2000-02 69 29 -   - 116 27 42 0 39.13% Match list
Overall 1993-2008 ? 180 1 / 2 50.00% 0 722 ? ? ? ?  

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Manly Warringah 1993-2008 20 11 -   - 44 12 8 0 60.00% Match list
Overall 1994-2008 20 11 0   0 44 12 8 0 60.00% Match list

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Manly Warringah 1993-99, 2003-08 280 151 1   - 606 181 115 4 64.64% Match list
Northern Eagles 2000-02 69 29 -   - 116 27 42 0 39.13% Match list
Overall 1993-2008 ? 180 1   0 722 ? ? ? ?  

English League Career - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Bradford Super League XIV 2009 26 12 -   - 48 11 14 1 42.31% Match list
Bradford Challenge Cup 2009 1 1 -   - 4 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Bradford Super League XV 2010 27 11 1   - 46 9 17 1 33.33% Match list
Bradford Challenge Cup 2010 3 3 -   - 12 2 1 0 66.67% Match list
Catalans Super League XVI 2011 23 14 -   - 56 13 10 0 56.52% Match list
Catalans Super League XVII 2012 19 8 -   - 32 12 7 0 63.16% Match list
Catalans Challenge Cup 2012 3 1 -   - 4 2 1 0 66.67% Match list
Catalans Super League XVIII 2013 25 8 -   - 32 12 11 2 48.00% Match list
Catalans Challenge Cup 2013 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Overall 2009-2013 ? 58 1   0 234 ? ? ? ?  

English League Career - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Bradford 2009-10 57 27 1   - 110 22 33 2 38.60% Match list
Catalans 2011-13 71 31 -   - 124 39 30 2 54.93% Match list
Overall 2009-2013 ? 58 1   0 234 ? ? ? ?  

Your Say

Greg Simpson says: Steve is still playing for the Dragons in France and still scoring tries, I am flying to Perpignan to watch him play....doing great for a 38 year old !! (12/02/2012)

Robbo says: What an icon....39 years young in Dec. and still battling along, this bloke would play for a bowl of rice I think..he even scored a double the other week and his try scoring sheet shows only 3 since he has been in the U.K but I'd like a beer for every try he has set up for others to collect the glory....onya champion.. (07/05/2012)

Oring says: An absolute legend of the game both on and off the field.If your teaching your kids how to tackle show them tapes of Beaver in action. (13/05/2012)

Anonymous says: What a player he has been. Longevity in a nutshell.

Thanks Beaver (10/10/2013)

ste says: Great to see menzies on the bench today for widnes against warrington...even though hes 40+ he`d be a great assett to the vikings. (30/12/2013)

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Last modified: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:49:37 +1000 (Sydney time)