Myles heads back home to QLD

After much conjecture regarding his future, Nate Myles has finally made his decision, which is to join the Gold Coast Titans for four years, starting in 2012.

It is another coup for the Titans, who have already secured Sharks prop Luke Douglas, Bulldogs centre Jamal Idris and Storm centre Beau Champion.

Myles said that he was pleased with the deal made, and is looking forward to playing in his native state of QLD once more.

“I just felt the timing was right to return home to Queensland. I will now be living closer to family and friends who reside in South East Queensland and I know a few of the boys at the Titans which is great,” said Myles.

“I feel very fortunate to be joining the Titans and am happy with the decision.”

Michael Searle, the Titans CEO said that Myles had been in their sights for quite some time, and is a part of the Titans plans for the future.

“Having a high quality State of Origin player of Nate Myles’ calibre come to the club is a massive outcome for our club and the recruitment phase for season 2012,” said Searle.

“We welcome Nate and his partner Tessa James to the Titans family and back to Queensland. We have never hidden our desire to recruit Nate and have many times negotiated for his services so to be able to land his agreement is a great coup for our club’s plans for 2012 and beyond.

“We would like to acknowledge the Sydney Roosters cooperation with our club and in assisting Nate to agree to his release in season 2012.”

With some of their more experienced forwards leaving the club at the end of this season, Titans coach John Cartwright is adamant that Myles can bring back some of that experience.

“It’s great to be able to sign a current State of Origin player and I believe he’s at a stage of his career where his best football is in front of him,” said Cartwright.

“He’s already achieved a lot and more importantly he’s playing great football at the moment.

“With the loss of Nathan Friend, Anthony Laffranchi and Brad Meyers for next season, it leaves a bit of hole there experience wise but to add a player of his talent and potential will really add to our squad.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *