Warrington Wolves winger Joel Monaghan is relishing the final games of this season as they will be his last playing alongside brother Michael.
The elder Monaghan sibling recently revealed his plans to retire at the end of the season and Joel admits he will be doing all he can to make sure his brother goes out in style.
“These will be special games coming up for us both and our mum and dad are over here at the moment to see his final games,” Monaghan told TotalRL.com.
“It’s going to be sad but Michael has made the decision to hang his boots up. Since he has come back from his injury he has been one of our best but he feels his body is just not up to going around again.
“He has been unbelievable for the club and we will be hoping we can let him end his career with some special victories and send him out as a winner.”
The last regular season game the brothers will play in together will be Thursday night’s trip to the DW Stadium to face Wigan Warriors – and they will be hoping for a repeat of the dominant performance that saw them beat St Helens 39-12 last week.
“Defensively, to not let St Helens score in the second half was a big effort from all of us,” Monaghan added.
“They are top of the table and look like they will finish there so to keep them tryless for 40 minutes was great.
“In semi-finals games defence wins you matches so the better you are defending at the right time of year the more chance get to win trophies.
“We have another big game against Wigan and we’ll be tested again against a big, physical pack. Hopefully we can stand tall and put in another performance like we did against Saints and really hit the play-offs in good form.”