Nate Myles has warned his forwards to expect a physical encounter when the Titans meet the Knights in Round 3.

Gold Coast Titans captain Nate Myles has announced this afternoon that he has agreed to terms with the Manly Sea Eagles for the next three seasons, starting in 2016.

Myles advised coach Neil Henry, football staff and his teammates after today’s training session.

Titans coach Neil Henry said he respected his skipper’s decision and had no doubt he would continue to be the key leader of the team for the remainder of the season.

“Whilst it was disappointing the club could not retain him beyond this season I fully understand his decision and I’m sure he will be a quality acquisition for the Sea Eagles,” Henry said.

“I’m equally sure that he will continue to represent our club to the best of his ability, providing on and off field leadership for the remainder of the season.

“Nate has been a valuable team member for the last four seasons and is highly regarded by the playing group and is a key player in our fortunes for the rest of 2015. I wish him well.”

The Titans did not take up an option on Myles’ current contract but did make an offer moving forward.

“I have been extremely humbled by this overall experience and I would like to thank all the clubs that showed interest in having me join them,” Myles said.

“The decision to leave our home [Gold Coast] was difficult however Manly is a beautiful part of the world which provides both Tessa and I the opportunity to continue to develop our careers, relationships and family.”

“An important factor in my decision was to play alongside champion players like Jamie Lyon and co. who have created a winning culture within the northern beaches club.

“I will now focus on my role as captain of the Gold Coast Titans to ensure my final year in Titans colours is a successful one.”