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Despite bowing out in the group stages at the hands of the Canberra Raiders, Menzies loved his swan song weekend in the maroon and white.

“I’m a bit disappointed as I would have loved to have gone further in the competition,” Menzies said.

“But I’ve had a great weekend and I loved playing and hanging around with the boys and just being a part of the team again, back in the Manly jersey.”

“It was a great experience and a great concept.”

Quick to heap praise on everyone involved in making the weekend happen, the club great was honoured to simply strap on the Albion for one last time.

“Thanks for all those who came and thanks to the club, Tooves and the boys for letting me come in and have this little bit of enjoyment,” Menzies said.

“It was a privileged to come back and play for the Sea Eagles. It was an absolute pleasure and thanks for having me back for the last couple of days.”

Menzies trademark tackling was on show throughout the whole weekend, chopping down defenders half his age with ease.

Beaver got through all his matches unscathed, but with the other star ‘young-gun’ Brad Fittler going over for a try, he was a little down about not crossing the paint one last time himself.

“I feel good. Just disappointed in the result and that I didn’t sneak over for a try.

“There’s a bit of talk that maybe a couple of old blokes could play [each year] as it certainly gives it a different kind of flavour.”

“Although at the end of the day, it’s a different game, it’s a different season, it’s a different competition. A couple of nine minutes halves - even me and Freddy can get through those.”

Despite the overwhelming support he has received over the weekend and many begging him to stay on for one more year, it’s straight back to business for Beaver.

“I’m straight back in to work with the Club as an ambassador to try to boost memberships and people coming to the games, but also my business Pure Performance Golf Labs.”

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