Nate Myles

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Nate Myles
Personal information
Born (1985-06-24) 24 June 1985 (age 29)
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Height 187 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 105 kg (16 st 7 lb)
Playing information
Position Prop, Second-row, Lock
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2005–06 Canterbury Bulldogs 39 2 0 0 8
2007–11 Sydney Roosters 90 2 0 0 8
2012– Gold Coast Titans 54 3 0 0 12
Total 183 7 0 0 28
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2006–14 Queensland 25 1 0 0 4
2007–11 Prime Minister's XIII 3 0 0 0 0
2010 NRL All Stars 1 0 0 0 0
2010–14 Australia 8 0 0 0 0
Source: RLP

Nate Myles (born 24 June 1985) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer for the Gold Coast Titans of National Rugby League. A Queensland State of Origin and Australia national representative forward, he previously played for Sydney clubs the Bulldogs and Roosters.

Bulldogs[edit]

As 2004 NRL premiers, the Bulldogs faced Super League IX champions, the Leeds Rhinos in the 2005 World Club Challenge. Myles played from the interchange bench in the Bulldogs' 32-39 loss.In 2006 he was picked to represent Queensland in the State of Origin competition. In 2006, Myles was charged with drink driving following a Melbourne Cup luncheon. Sydney Roosters imposed a fine of $10,000, 20 hours of community charity work and forced him to undergo alcohol counselling[1]

Roosters[edit]

Myles moved to the Sydney Roosters for the 2007 NRL season.

In August, 2008, Myles was named in the preliminary 46-man Kangaroos squad for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup.[2][3]

In April 2009, he was named in the preliminary 25 man squad to represent Queensland in the opening State of Origin match for 2009.[4] Following another alcohol-related incident on 5 July 2009, Myles was suspended for six matches by the NRL. Myles was found at 8:00:am drunk and naked on the fire escape of at the Crowne Plaza in Terrigal, New South Wales. He had earlier tried to gain entry into one of the hotel's rooms while naked, and had also defecated in the hotel's corridor. This incident was referenced by the media as "Dumpgate '09".[5]

Myles played for Australia in the 2010 Four Nations tournament. In December 2010 he became engaged to Home and Away actress Tessa James.[6] The pair wed on 23 December.[7]

Gold Coast[edit]

Myles was selected to play in all three matches of the 2012 State of Origin series, being awarded the Wally Lewis Medal as man of the series, which was won by Queensland for the seventh consecutive year. At the 2012 Dally M Awards Myles was named the NRL's second-row forward of the year.[8] He was also named the 2012 Gold Coast Titans season's best player and awarded the club's annual Paul Broughton Medal.

He was named a Titans co-captain for 2013 alongside Greg Bird. Myles was selected for Australia in the 2013 ANZAC Test and played from the interchange bench. In what was the first test match ever played in Canberra, New Zealand were defeated. Myles played all three games of the 2013 State of Origin series in which Queensland extended their record for consecutive series victories to eight.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.ntnews.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,7034,20725830%255E23214,00.html Northern Territory News, 8 June 2006. Story: " Myles fined for drink-driving"
  2. ^ Liam FitzGibbon (2008-08-01). "Surprises in Kangaroos squad". "Fox Sports News (Australia)". Retrieved 2008-08-02. 
  3. ^ "Veteran Lockyer named in Australian squad". International Herald Tribune. 2008-08-01. Retrieved 2008-08-02. 
  4. ^ "Queensland name preliminary State of Origin squad". Fox Sports. 2009-04-28. Retrieved 2009-04-28. 
  5. ^ http://www.foxsports.com.au/story/0,8659,25741597-5018866,00.html
  6. ^ Davies, Rebecca (7 January 2011). "Showbiz - News - 'H&A' actress engaged to sports star - Digital Spy". Digital Spy. Retrieved 20 January 2011. 
  7. ^ Confidential reporters (10 January 2012). "Soap starlet James weds her rugby star". Herald Sun. Retrieved 10 January 2012. 
  8. ^ News Limited (4 September 2012). "All the Dally M winners plus galleries". Herald Sun. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 

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