Barrett says Myles won’t leave Manly
MANLY coach Trent Barrett has shot down speculation linking Nate Myles to a midyear switch to Melbourne.
Myles has been linked with a move to the Storm after a patchy start to the season, but Barrett says he hasn’t spoken to the 31-year-old about a move and expects he’ll see out his contract.
“Nate is contracted here until the end of next year. His focus and our focus is on tomorrow night against Gold Coast,” Barrett said yesterday.
Fans on the Gold Coast might think contracts don’t carry the same weight as they used to when they see Daly Cherry-Evans lead out the Sea Eagles tonight.
The playmaker, who backflipped on a 2015 Titans contract, has been considered a possible replacement for the injured Jonathan Thurston in this year’s State of Origin series, earning the ire of Gorden Tallis.
The Queensland Origin legend told Fox Sports on Thursday night that CherryEvans backing out of the contract with the Titans and his previous form at Origin level made him a bad fit for the Maroons.
“In my opinion, CherryEvans at Origin, has always failed,” Tallis said. “At that level, he has never delivered. I know that I was annoyed when he backflipped on the Titans.”