Trbojevic sad to see mentor leave
The Trbojevic brothers have paid tribute to former Sea Eagles teammate Nate Myles after the 31-year-old announced he had signed with the Melbourne Storm effective immediately.
Myles's 13 seasons in the NRL have seen him play for the Bulldogs, Roosters, Titans and Sea Eagles, while he's also been a mainstay in the Australian and Queensland sides over the years, but after 26 matches for Manly, he has decided to link up with the Storm until the end of 2017.
The 231-game veteran was a steadying influence on Sydney's northern beaches and was a great mentor for the next crop of forwards coming through the ranks, including current NSW Blues tackling machine, Jake Trbojevic.
"It's very sad to see Nate go because he's been really good for the club; especially myself and some of the younger forwards coming through," Jake Trbojevic told NRL.com.
"The thing I've learnt from him is just the way he carries himself. He's a very hard trainer and plays tough, and then off the field he's a good guy to hang around because he's a lot of fun and also a great teacher.
"He's such an experienced guy who has a wealth of experience when it comes to the NRL, Origin and playing for his country. He's a real leader at the club and he's been a massive help for me.
"I know he'll do a great job in Melbourne and I'm sure he'll fit in really well in that environment because he's a very professional guy."
Tom Trbojevic echoed his brother's sentiments.
"It's a big loss because Nate's been really good for the club over the last year-and-a-half. He knows what it takes to get it done no matter the situation, so we're definitely going to miss his leadership around the club," the classy fullback told NRL.com.
"He's an experienced guy with a really clear head so it's disappointing to see him leave. I wish him all the best at Melbourne and I know he'll go well."
Myles won't face the Cowboys this weekend in Round 15 of the Telstra Premiership as he continues to recover from an elbow injury, but will be a major addition to the Storm once fit given long-term injuries to front-rowers Christian Welch and Jordan McLean.
"I'm ecstatic to be able to join Melbourne Storm for the remainder of the season. When an opportunity presented itself to link up with the Storm, it was something I felt would really benefit my football and playing strengths," Myles told Storm TV.
"I'm really looking forward to getting stuck into training and improving, meeting my new teammates and returning to the field as soon as possible."
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