Warriors stalwart Simon Mannering will make a decision on his playing future in the next couple of weeks as he considers retirement.

The 286-game icon has been a key cog to the Warriors side since making his debut in 2005, but has played a reduced role off the bench in 2018.

Mannering said after last week's loss to the Roosters that he was considering retirement and on Tuesday revealed a decision would be made before the Warriors' bye, in two weeks time.

"I'm just going to carry on playing and my body will tell me what the next move is, I reckon I'll know in the next few weeks," he told reporters.

"In terms of playing elsewhere, I never rule anything out. Obviously, it would be hard to see me playing in another jersey, but I can't say I'd never do that because you never know what the future holds."

New Zealand coach Stephen Kearney has elected to start 19-year old Isaiah Papali'i over Mannering in recent weeks, a decision the former skipper was not insulted by.

"To be honest, I'm enjoying my role at the moment. We have good depth here so I guess it works with the rotation and I'm just enjoying being out there after missing the first few games," Mannering said.

"Whatever is best for the side, I'm happy to do that."

The 31-year old has struggled through injuries this season, playing six games for the Warriors.



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