Evergreen back-rower Steve Menzies has marked the start of his 21st - and final season - of rugby league by scoring twice in Catalans Dragons' 32-24 Super League win over Hull KR.
The Sea Eagles great, who turns 40 in December, will retire at the end of the year after a career spanning all the way back to 1993.
But he showed there is still plenty of life left in his old legs by spearheading the French club's season-opening victory.
The Beaver's try double helped the Dragons skip out to a 22-4 lead before Hull KR launched a late fightback to set up a tense finish.
The Dragons recovered to run out comfortable eight-point victors and ensure a perfect start to the new campaign.
Many of Menzies' team-mates were in nappies when he started out but there is no dousing the veteran's agility or enthusiasm.
"Great to start the season with a win. And a couple of 'meat pies' (tries)," he tweeted after the Dragons' victory.
Asked the secret to his longevity in arguably the toughest of all football codes, Menzies replied: "Must be lucky with genetics. Just love playing. I'm pretty relaxed sort of person. Professional but not too serious. Not sure really?
"Just doing my best on old legs."
Menzies played a record-equalling 349 NRL games, going out a winner by scoring a try in Manly's 40-0 grand final win over Melbourne in 2008.
He joined Bradford in 2009 and stayed for two years before linking with Catalan Dragons.
Menzies is likely to be used by the Sea Eagles in a coaching or administration role upon his return from Europe.