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Evergreen Menzies named in dream team

Ian Laybourn 12/09/2011 11:48:26 PM Comments (0)

Evergreen forward Steve Menzies is one of six new faces named in the 2011 Super League Dream Team.

The former Manly skipper, who turns 38 in December, is showing no sign of letting up and he recently signed a new contract with Catalan Dragons for 2012 that will make him the oldest player ever to appear in Super League.

His form was recognised by his selection in the mythical dream team chosen by a panel of journalists based on form throughout the regular season, which came to a close on Sunday when Menzies scored twice in the Dragons' 44-18 win at Salford.

"It's obviously great being recognised," he said at the team's unveiling at Old Trafford.

"I've been really happy with the way I've played this year. Personally I think it's been my best season since coming to the UK."

Menzies is joined in the line-up by team-mate Scott Dureau and four other debutants, Castleford stand-off Rangi Chase, Warrington prop Garreth Carvell and wingers Tom Briscoe (Hull) and Joel Monaghan (Warrington).

Super League's big three, Warrington, Wigan and St Helens, provide nine of the 13 players, while Leeds have no representation for the first time since 1998.

Wigan full-back Sam Tomkins makes his third successive appearance, having been selected at stand-off in 2009 and 2010, while Hull centre Kirk Yeaman's return to form is recognised with his recall after a five-year absence.

Dream team: Sam Tomkins (Wigan); Tom Briscoe (Hull), Kirk Yeaman (Hull), George Carmont (Wigan), Joel Monaghan (Warrington); Rangi Chase (Castleford), Scott Dureau (Catalan); James Graham (St Helens), James Roby (St Helens), Gareth Carvell (Warrington), Ben Westwood (Warrington), Steve Menzies (Catalan), Sean O'Loughlin (Wigan).

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