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Myles retires after illustrious NRL career

Nate Myles has decided to end his rugby league career.
Nate Myles has decided to end his rugby league career. DAVE HUNT

FORMER Maroons prop Nate Myles has hung up the boots after 14 seasons in the NRL.

A veteran of 233 matches for five NRL clubs since making his debut for Canterbury in 2005, Myles made a mid-season transfer from Manly to Melbourne earlier this year but managed only three games.

The 32-year old played 32 matches for Queensland from 2006-17 with his final appearance coming in game one this year.

He also represented Australia nine times and was named the Dally M second-rower of the year and rep player of the year in 2012.

That same season he was awarded the Wally Lewis Medal as player of the Origin series.

"To have played the amount 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,” Melbourne coach Craig 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. He has never let them down on the field.

"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.”

After beginning his career with the Bulldogs, Myles joined the Roosters in 2008 and represented the club in the 2010 grand final before moving to the Titans in 2012.

He left the Gold Coast at the end of 2015 before a season-and-a-half with Manly precipitated his move to Melbourne.