Exiles call upon Catalan Dragons veteran Steve Menzies

Catalan Dragons second-row Steve Menzies has been called into Daniel Anderson's Exiles squad for next week's Origin II fixture against England.

The 38-year-old has been a regular for Trent Robinson's side this season, and has scored five tries in 12 Super League appearances in 2012.

"Having a player of the calibre and experience of Steve Menzies available increases our options," Anderson said.

England beat the Exiles 18-10 in the first fixture at Langtree Park.

Did you know?

  • Menzies is the oldest player in Super League at the age of 38.
  • He began his career at hometown club Manly, before moving to the SL to join Bradford in 2009.
  • After two seasons at Odsal he switched to the south of France, postponing his retirement in 2010 after a successful season with Catalan.

Menzies, who has played for Australia and for New South Wales in the State of Origin series, is an early addition to the line-up that will be confirmed in full on Thursday.

"Naming him in the squad just demonstrates how committed we are to both building the Exiles as an enterprise and to winning this match against England and drawing the series," Anderson added.

"We got a lot of positives from the first game and we think we can win at the Galpharm next week.

"As the last game underlined, representative squads are always very fluid and things can change quite quickly.

"We've been able to consider more players this time, so we'll be looking to bring in some fresh faces."