After 14 seasons and 233 NRL games across five clubs (the Sydney Roosters, the Gold Coast Titans, the Manly Sea Eagles, the Melbourne Storm and the Canterbury Bulldogs), Nate Myles has decided to retire from the NRL.
Myles, a decorated representative performer with 32 games for Queensland and nine tests for Australia, drew mostly praise upon the announcement from fans and his former clubs.
Most recently, Myles was with the Storm and the veteran received a glowing endorsement upon his retirement from club coach Craig Bellamy.
“To have played the number of club games he has and 32 Origin matches, in a dominant Queensland era at a consistently high level and for so long, certainly made him one of the best forwards in the game,” Bellamy said.
“If you asked any of his teammates the best thing about playing alongside Nate, I’m confident they would mention his toughness and consistent effort each week.”
Bellamy went on to praise the work that Myles had done with the club’s younger players to aid their development.
“Whilst he has been at Storm his professionalism, attitude and experience, as part of our forward pack, and especially with our younger players, has been first class,” continued Bellamy.