Simon Mannering eyes mentoring role with Warriors - 'It would be really selfish if I didn't try to pass on what I have learned'

Retiring legend Simon Mannering says he's keen to remain with the Warriors now that his playing career is finished, following his side's 27-12 loss to the Penrith Panthers on Saturday night.

Mannering, 32, called time on his career in the NRL after the loss, having played 301 games in 14 seasons with the Warriors.

However, now that his career on the field is over, Mannering says he still has more to give to the Warriors.

"Footy has given me so much and I was lucky to have some really good mentors early in my career so it would be really selfish if I didn't try to pass on what I have learned and help out some kids if I can," he told the club's official website.

"A lot of our guys have had the best season of their careers, a lot of them are still really young so we have probably only scratched the surface with a lot of them. There is a lot of potential there."

The Warriors legend is hanging up the boots after this season. Source: 1 NEWS

Hooker Issac Luke hailed Mannering's influence in the side, saying that the Warriors can build on this season's success.

"It's been a long time since the club has been in this position so we can take a lot of confidence out of that. It was a bit unlucky that we weren't able to give Simon a great sending off but he is happy with how far we have come as a team and as a club."

Mannering has said he will take a break from rugby league over the coming months, before deciding on his future career path.

Mannering's stellar NRL career came to an end in Sydney last night. Source: 1 NEWS


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